The entire Rockstar Games fan base, including GTA 5 players, has been looking forward to a Red Dead Redemption remaster for months before the American game studio finally announced it on August 7, 2023. However, right after the trailer, fans were disappointed and started calling out to Rockstar. Games. Many claimed that the studio had become greedy and no longer cared about their players. They also called the CEO of Take-Two Interactive for his past misleading statement.
The community is now criticizing the game studio for its latest decisions, including bugs related to the GTA series. This article explains how gamers are reacting to the re-release of Red Dead Redemption on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.
Note: Portions of this article are subjective and reflect the views only of the author.
GTA fans dissatisfied with Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption port for PS4 and Nintendo Switch
On August 7, 2023, Rockstar Games released a new trailer for Red Dead Redemption’s re-release on YouTube, Facebook and X. But the player base has criticized the studio for a lot of things related to it.
While the entire gaming community, including GTA fans, has been waiting for a remastered version or remake of the game for modern gaming platforms, Rockstar has only ported the game to PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. Many fans were outraged by the decision to rerelease a 13-year-old game on a 10-year-old console.
Popular GTA YouTuber GhillieMaster (YouTube/@GhillieMaster) criticized Rockstar Games’ decision to charge $49.99 for an old game that doesn’t meet modern standards:
Meanwhile, popular insider Liam (X/@billsyliamgta) claimed that Strauss Zelnick, CEO of Take-Two Interactive, lied to his fanbase:
According to a report published in the Video Games Chronicle on March 3, 2021, Strauss Zelnick stated:
“…Refactoring has always been part of the strategy. We’ve done a different job than our competitors – not only are we porting the titles, we’re actually taking the time to do the best we can to make the title different for the new release…”
However, after the re-release announcement of RDR 1, many people think that Grand Theft Auto 5 The Extended and Enhanced version was better than the upcoming game.
Another insider named Gaming Detective (X/@that1detectiv3) criticized the studio’s decision to outsource the remaster. They talked about the GTA Trilogy Definitive Edition gaffe and said Rockstar Games didn’t learn.
A user named NexKel (X/@NexChel) complained about not having a computer port for the game:
Red Dead Redemption was originally released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, but it still doesn’t have a PC port. Many gamers and fans were waiting to finally play the game officially on PC, but Rockstar’s decision to choose handhelds and older generation consoles angered many.
Others have stated that they are lowering their expectations for the next untitled Grand Theft Auto game after some of the studio’s recent decisions.
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