For those unaware, Red Dead Redemption first launched on the PS3 back in 2010, and since then the game has been abandoned on that generation of consoles, besides an Xbox One port which is further improved on Series X/S consoles thanks to Microsoft’s backwards compatibility efforts.
Before the end of the month, on August 17, 2023 we will finally get a new version of the first RDR for PS4, which will be playable on PS5 with backwards compatibility, for $50, which has caused more than a few fans to take issue with the price.
It’s a steep ask for a game that recently celebrated it’s 13 year anniversary, especially when considering this new version isn’t an explicit remaster or remake, just a port to get a copy on more modern hardware than it was previously.
It’s also worth remembering that Take-Two was one of the first publishers to up its game prices when the new PS5 and Xbox Series X/S console generation began.
Hopefully the coming port does right by the title, which still remains in culturally important more than a decade after it launched.
Source – [IGN]