Fans have long wanted Rockstar Games to release a next-gen patch or an updated version of it Red Dead Redemption 2 This would allow the big game to take advantage of the more powerful PS5 and Xbox Series X/S consoles. That hasn’t happened yet, even though many have speculated about it. And new documents show that even Microsoft was expecting a next generation RDR2 be outside now.
Published in 2018, Red Dead Redemption 2 is a massive open-world Western and a critically acclaimed prequel to the original Red Dead Redemption. When RDR2 When the game first launched, there were no next-gen machines yet, so the game only released on Xbox One, PS4, and PC. However, after Grand Theft Auto V And GTA Online received fancy next-generation upgrades In 2022, many assumed this would be the case RDR2 would get similarly improved ports. Five years after the initial release, it still hasn’t happened, leaving many fans disappointed and frustrated.
In newly leaked documents And Emails, it turns out that the folks at Xbox, like so many Rockstar fans, were also expecting a next-gen update. In a document that shows Summer 2022 emails between Xbox boss Phil Spencer and other executives regarding the acquisition of additional games for the Company’s subscription service, Game passwe see a table that is essentially a wishlist of potential games to add. And in this table there is an entry for listed RDR2is the “Gen 9” version.
According to Microsoft, the company expected Rockstar Games to launch this “Gen 9” version of RDR2 in fiscal 23Q2, which is between October and November 2022. In the document, Microsoft suggests that Rockstar and parent company Take-Two Interactive will need about $5 million per month to bring the next-gen version of to market RDR2 to Game Pass on day one. Additionally, it was estimated that the game would be played approximately 10 million hours each month.
Based on the graphic, Microsoft assessed its chances of securing it RDR2The next-gen port of Game Pass released on day one with a “very low” rating and a “wow factor” rating of medium. It was also not certain whether it would succeed RDR2′s 2 PC connection as part of the deal.
Of course, all of this planning and preparation was for nothing Red Dead Redemption 2 There is still no next-gen update or port. That’s a shame, because the game would look wonderful on the more powerful machines and could probably run at 60 frames per second, which is a big improvement over the 30 frames per second the game is currently locked at. Unfortunately, Rockstar seems to be focused on the future and busy Development of the next entry in the Grand Theft Auto franchisewhich we know quite a bit about thanks to a separate, different leak from last year.