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Red Dead Redemption remake pre-orders have fans wary

Red Dead Redemption remake pre-orders have fans wary

Fans are warning against pre-ordering the Red Dead Redemption remake

It's a tale as old as time. Fan gets excited for game. Fan pre-orders game. Game is a bit naff. Fan wishes they hadn't pre-ordered game.

Unless you've been living in a shoebox at the top of a mountain, you've probably heard that a Red Dead Redemption remake or remaster is all but confirmed at this point. After months of leaks, a sneaky update on Rockstar Games' own website seems to suggest that an announcement is imminent.

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Obviously fans everywhere are delighted at the notion of being able to replay this masterpiece, especially since you can't easily play it on PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5 these days. Over on the Red Dead Redemption subreddit thousands of fans have said they intend to pre-order the remake as soon as they can - but a few voices of reason have cut through the noise.

"I would not pre-order by any means given rockstars track record with re-masters," one user wrote in response to the mass of excitement.

This is, of course, in reference to the horrendous launch of the Grand Theft Auto trilogy remaster, a revolting effort that completely warped GTA III, GTA San Andreas, and GTA Vice City into broken, ugly messes. Refunds were issued, apologies were made, but the people haven't forgotten. Well, most people, at least.

It's worth noting that Rockstar wasn't directly responsible for remastering the GTA trilogy - that honour went to Grove Street Games. I would be amazed, assuming the Red Dead Redemption remake is real, that Rockstar wasn't handling it in-house after that mess. But let's remain wary all the same.

Another Reddit user added: "Given Rockstar's abandonment of Red Dead Redemption 2 almost immediately after release to put all hands on deck for GTA content and its new title, I have serious doubts they wouldn't just outsource this work."

We'll have to wait and see what the game looks like in action via a trailer, naturally, but the general consensus definitely seems to be this: be very careful with your pre-orders this time.

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Topics: Red Dead Redemption, Rockstar Games