Update: As pointed out by Twitter user @videotechx, Rockstar actually spoke to releasing two “new iterations of previously-released titles” that are strictly ports or remastered titles (and not sequels) in Rockstar’s FY 2024, which is any time between March 2023 and March 2024.
In combination with the Korean ratings board discovery it puts the idea of a new version of Red Dead Redemption slightly further into the realm of possibility – if still completely unconfirmed by any official channels at this stage.
Original Story: There’s a new sliver of hope that something new could be on the way for Read Dead Redemption fans, with the Game Rating and Administration Committee of Korea having recently published a rating for what looks to be the original Red Dead Redemption.
First spotted by Gematsu, the listing, which was submitted on June 5th, 2023 and finalised on June 15th, is particularly interesting as the board reportedly assigns games with specific labels that can help describe the nature of the product. For example, the classification number in this case is “CC-NV-230615-001,” with the outlet pointing out that the Korean administration uses “NV” in its classifiers to denote that the game is for console platforms.
Digging deeper into the listing itself, the content described matches that of both Red Dead Redemption and its Undead Nightmares expansion, with slightly different language used from the original 2010 ratings of the same content. In the last 24-48 hours a second addition to the rating was also published as a “rating maintenance decision.”
You can see a screenshot we captured of the rating along with the content descriptors below:
An easy speculation would be that this could point to a remake, remaster or re-packaged version of the original Red Dead Redemption for modern platforms. It could just as easily mean absolutely nothing though, and obviously Rockstar has given no indication that anything in that realm is in the works.
The original Red Dead Redemption was released over 13 years ago for PS3 and Xbox 360 on May 18th, 2010, and has never had any kind of updated port or release save for backwards compatibility, so any kind of re-release would be of huge interest to fans of Rockstar’s open-world cowboy simulators. Interestingly, while it was initially part of the PlayStation Now/PlayStation Plus Extra PS3 streaming offering in regions where that’s available, it was suddently taken off of the service late last year.
Recently, a Take-Two financial forecast that suggested the company is expecting to release some industry-shattering titles and make absolute bank between April 2024 and March 2025 had fans speculating that the likes of Grand Theft Auto 6 could be launching in that time frame. While that could very well be the case, something like a new Red Dead Redemption release could also expect to be a massive sales success.