In a nutshell: Rockstar Games is bringing Red Dead Redemption to additional platforms, but they might not be the ones you've been longing for. From August 17, Red Dead Redemption and its zombie expansion pack, Undead Nightmare, will be available in a single package for the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. Undead Nightmare is a standalone expansion pack set in an alternate timeline, tasking players with finding the cause of and cure for a zombie plague.
Red Dead Redemption arrived in 2010 as a successor to Red Dead Revolver and was followed by Red Dead Redemption 2 in 2018. Red Dead Redemption was originally limited to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 but later found its way to the Xbox One and Xbox Series through backward compatibility. Despite limited platform availability, the game earned over 170 Game of the Year awards, according to Rockstar.
The PS3 and Xbox 360 versions both garnered scores of 95 out of 100 on Metacritic, with user scores of 8.9 and 9.0 out of 10, respectively.
The new games will retail for $49.99 in the Switch eShop and on the PlayStation Store. Notably, neither the PS4 nor the Switch version feature multiplayer content. Pricing and availability for physical versions was not mentioned.
Rockstar said Double Eleven Studios is handling the ports. The British developer has previous worked on Fallout 76, Rust Console Edition, Minecraft Dungeons, and Crackdown 3, among other titles.
Last summer, an industry insider claimed Rockstar had put remasters of Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption on ice to focus exclusively on Grand Theft Auto VI. Work on the remasters could resume once GTA VI ships, sources said.
Either way, you can be certain Rockstar wants to avoid another disaster like it had when the GTA trilogy launched.
Is it just me, or does $50 for a 13-year old game and expansion seem a bit steep? Perhaps something closer to the $30 ballpark would be a better fit? Do you plan on picking up RDR for PS4 or Switch?