Rockstar Games has announced the re-release of the first part of Red Dead Redemption on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. The legendary game will be available on these platforms on August 17, 2023.

Yes, it’s not a remake or even a remaster – it’s the original game, just on new platforms. And yes, PC and Xbox Series S/X are not among them. Not even Xbox One. The thing is, thanks to backwards compatibility, Red Dead Redemption already seems to work well on modern Microsoft consoles, and even in 4K.

As a reminder, the original Red Dead Redemption was released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in May 2010, and features 2010 graphics that look a little dated today. This game was never released on PC.

In fact, rumors about the re-release of Red Dead Redemption have been circulating for several months now, but players were hoping for a full-fledged remake, or at least a remaster, but no… The reason for the refusal to remaster RDR is said to be the rather negative attitude of players and low sales of remasters of GTA Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition, which was released at the end of 2021.

There will be no remake/remaster. Just a port to Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. The only good thing is that Red Dead Redemption will come with the zombie expansion pack Undead Nightmare. But with the price of the game at $50, this is a small bonus.