Insiders claim Rockstar has put GTA IV, Red Dead Redemption remasters on ice to focus...

Shawn Knight

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In a nutshell: Rockstar Games' bungled launch of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition left a bad taste in customers' mouths and reportedly prompted the company to shelf other remasters it had planned. Sources familiar with the matter told Kotaku that Rockstar has paused work on all remakes to focus on developing Grand Theft Auto VI.

A recent tweet from a GTA insider claimed Rockstar was no longer working on remakes of Red Dead Redemption and GTA IV.

Rockstar back in February confirmed that the next entry in the GTA franchise was well underway and suggested the scope will be significantly beyond what they have previously delivered. GTA V landed way back in 2013 and has enjoyed unprecedented longevity thanks in part to its expansive in-game world and attention to detail. If Rockstar can significantly surpass that game in scope, they'll no doubt have another winner on their hands.

Kotaku's sources further noted that remasters of RDR and GTA IV could be revisited after GTA VI ships. Unfortunately, they didn't have any information to share regarding when that might happen and Rockstar hasn't shared any launch details either.

If given the choice, which path would you prefer? Remasters of RDR and GTA IV before GTA VI, after, or not at all? I'm personally all for remasters so long as they are handled properly and don't cause more frustration than they are worth.

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passwordistaco

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This indicates they were going to half-*** RDR and GTA IV like they did the trilogy. No loss.

Maybe they'll put the resources into doing it right after GTA VI.
 

Dsirius

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Of course Rockstar had to put GTA IV, Red Dead Redemption remasters on ice to focus on GTA VI. Translation - Rockstar found out the hard way that they have to work and create a really good game to make money instead of trying to rip of gamers with lame remasters which are worse than originals (easy money "recipe" did not work anymore).
 
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Uncle Al

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Personally, I think they made a smart business decision. GTA has always had a big following and was a big seller so it's only smart to follow it up with the next edition and after all, it has been awhile.
 

Tom Yum

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GTA V is nearly 9 years old now for crying out loud. Rockstar have flogged that dead horse so far it has become indistinguishable from dirt, and flogging other dead horses isn't going to sustain them. At some point you just need to bite the bullet and get a new horse.
 

bviktor

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GTA V is nearly 9 years old now for crying out loud. Rockstar have flogged that dead horse so far it has become indistinguishable from dirt, and flogging other dead horses isn't going to sustain them. At some point you just need to bite the bullet and get a new horse.
And the saddest thing is that after a decade, it still tops the charts... tells a lot about the state of the industry.