[UPDATE] The Red Dead Redemption remake rumour was an ‘experiment’

by Ash
July 23, 2019

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UPDATE 23.7.19: Sadly, the rumour about the first Red Dead Redemption getting a remake has turned out to be fake.

However, not only is it false, but the source admits that they intentionally spread the news as an ‘experiment’.

The anonymous source, using a throwaway account on Reddit (u/throwaway11113454) confessed that in fact, there was no alien themed DLC for Red Dead Redemption 2 or remake of the first game.

A mod on the subreddit r/GamingLeaksAndRumours confirmed that they’ll ‘probably’ remove the post in 24 hours, so I’ve copied it in its entirety below:

1. There is no dlc for Red Dead Redemption 2 or remake of the first game as far as I know.

2. This was an experiment I have always wanted to do regarding the spreading of rumors in video game culture. I’ve been thinking about this for a while and wondering how I was going to do it, then I saw red dead online was basically being ignored (most likely not, but the fans are in the dust about it, including me) so this was basically a good starting point for me. So first I thought about here there were a lot of alien references in RDR 2’s story mode, so I started my “leak” on that. I made up a somewhat believable story that my “friend from rockstar” told me. (Real original right?) then I put in small details I thought in my head would make sense such as “Still playing as Arthur”. But I stayed real vague just to build up some speculation. Then I thought of what I wanted out of a story dlc. I wanted a remake of the first game with all of the bells and whistles of the recent game. And the rest is pretty much history, so I expected it to be ignored and the next day I open my reddit and I see the biggest notification list I have ever had! I was simply amazed at how my bullshit rumors could blow up, a couple of hours later I went on the google app, and it has tabs with news, and at the very top was this article by comicbook (who report on every rumor from this subreddit almost) https://comicbook.com/gaming/2019/07/20/red-dead-redemption-remake-ps4-ps5-xbox-scarlett-rockstar-games/ And that’s when things got real, so I let people build more speculation for a couple of days. And sure enough, one of the gaming sites I read on reported on it https://www.gamesradar.com/red-dead-redemption-dlc-aliens-leak/ . Then I was curious of the YouTube videos being made, and sure enough there were! https://youtu.be/fF6pCsZNIf4 this was at the very top! And he drank every sip of my tea, and judging by his comment section, they didn’t! I was wondering if there were videos were people didn’t believe me and sure enough there was one by Fizhy! https://youtu.be/kRmVK_9xXsw . Then I realized I was getting to many peoples hopes up, so I decided to write this post. And through this experiment I learned that some people will believe anything that someone says if it sounds believable. And also that mass media is a powerful tool, over 70k people atleast have seen this fake leak that I wrote, and I’m glad that a majority of people saw through it! From now on the original leak will stay up unless the mods say otherwise but I will link this to clarify it was all fake! Thanks for listening!

On the bright side, at least someone out there enjoyed seeing how quickly false information can spread in this day and age.

The question still stands: If you could have one game brought back and remade, which game would you choose? Let us know in the comments below.

Original article continues below:

According to an article from Comicbook, an anonymous source has come forward to claim that Rockstar Games is currently working on a remake of the first Red Dead Redemption game.

The source says that the game will release “sometime in late 2020 or early 2021.”

This time-frame implies that the game would be releasing on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Scarlett.

The remake is apparently set to bring the first game up to speed with the second. The source says that the remake will incorporate features from Red Dead Redemption 2, along with a bigger map.

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Potentially the most exciting rumour from the source is that Rob Wiethoff, the voice of John Marston, has even recorded new lines of dialogue that will help link the events of the two games together.

The remake of Red Dead Redemption was apparently set to release on the game’s 10 year anniversary, but development issues may push it back to 2021.

Along with a remake of the first game, the source also claims that Rockstar is also currently developing DLC for Red Dead Redemption 2 that features aliens.

As Comicbook says, be sure to take all these rumours with a ‘huge grain’ of salt. The source is apparently someone who claims to have a friend that’s an environment artist at Rockstar Games, similar to how you always knew that one kid who claimed to have an uncle at Nintendo.

We’ll be keeping a close eye on how this works out, though.

If you could have one game brought back and remade, which game would you choose? Let us know in the comments below.

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