Red Dead Redemption 2 Is Already Leaving Xbox Game Pass

Red Dead Redemption 2 was welcomed to the Xbox Games Pass line up earlier this spring, but sadly it’s already on its way out.

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The iconic Rockstar Games hit from 2018 was added to Xbox Game Pass in May, making it available for subscribers to download and play for free for as long as it was part of the schedule. Cut to now, just a few weeks later, and it’s already set to be removed.

If you’ve been playing RDR 2 through Game Pass, you’ve got until September 7 to get it all wrapped up and completed. If that’s not sounding feasible, you’ll have to buy yourself a copy instead.

Legendary Animals In Red Dead Redemption 2
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The removal of RDR2 is similar to that of Grand Theft Auto 5, which was also available through Xbox Game Pass for just four months before being replaced by RDR 2.

In related news, another rumour of a Red Dead remake surfaced earlier this summer.

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The leak claims that a Red Dead Redemption remake will be announced at some point in 2020. Considering that the 10th anniversary of RDR has just been and gone, I don’t know how much faith I’d place in this claim. Surely that would have been the perfect time for a remake announcement (though with a global pandemic on, that could have changed plans).

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The thread also goes on to say that the remake will be created using the Red Dead Redemption 2 engine, and is scheduled to launch on Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5 and PC. Additional lines will be recorded for the character of John Marston, suggesting we might be getting new content.

It’s added that the game might include other new content, and may be revealed soon.

We’re now into August with no more news of this one…is it a rumour that’s already been debunked?

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