Here’s why Rockstar isn’t developing Red Dead and GTA 4 remasters

Grand Theft Auto 6 is the reason why Rockstar Games has shelved the alleged GTA 4 and Red Dead Redemption remasters.

Earlier this week, reports were making the rounds that Rockstar Games had shelved plans to develop remasters for both GTA 4 as well as Red Dead Redemption.

It was claimed that the idea of remastering both games was proposed a few years ago, however, Rockstar decided not to go forward with those plans. Furthermore, it seems that Rockstar has more than one reason why it shelved the rumoured remasters.

GTA 6 is the focus

According to a report from Kotaku, sources say that Rockstar Games wants to be completely focused on the development of Grand Theft Auto 6, and nothing else. However, the poorly received Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition has also played a huge part in Rockstar’s decision.

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Earlier this week, Rockstar Games leaker Tez2 first broke reports of the shelved remasters. While there is always a degree of doubt over such claims, Kotaku collaborated with its own sources and the outlet believes that Tez2’s information is correct.

Kotaku has reached out to Rockstar Games for a comment on the speculation. However, I think we all know that Rockstar won’t comment on rumours and speculation.

Will lessons be learned?

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Personally, I would love to see remasters of GTA 4 and Red Dead Redemption. If Rockstar is concerned with the reception of the GTA remastered trilogy, hopefully, it will learn from its mistakes. That’s assuming Rockstar Games decides to make the remasters happen once it’s finished with GTA 6.

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