A particularly sleuthy Twitter user by the handle of Tez2 has made a potentially important discovery for Red Dead fans, sharing that a recent refresh of Rockstar’s official website has seen the addition of an updated logo for the original Red Dead Redemption along with a new internal listing for the game.
Listed as “Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar Presents Ver)” or codename “RDR1RSP” there’s every possibility that this is simply a branding update to bring it in line with other Rockstar titles, but given the recent series of signs that a Red Dead Redemption re-release of some description could be on the cards the timing is certainly interesting. Rockstar would no doubt be aware of mounting rumours, so an update like this could very well be a deliberate and quite respectable troll.
You can see the tweet along with the new logo below:
Rockstar's new site update, live an hour ago, added a new reference within the games list.
In past weeks, fans have been speculating that a new version of 2010’s Red Dead Redemption, following comments made by Rockstar themselves in an earnings call in which the publisher said it was readying to release 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.
On top of this, a newly-added rating for Red Dead Redemption appeared on the Korean Ratings Board, that came along with refreshed descriptions of the game’s content and a separate product identifier from the corresponding rating for the original version/s of the game.
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.