Exciting Updates for Red Dead Redemption 2 Enthusiasts
The latest FTC leak has brought joy to the fans of the much-acclaimed western game Red Dead Redemption 2. The game, which originally launched in late 2018 and earned a Game Awards nomination for Game of the Year, is soon to be available on current-gen hardware. It is already hard to believe that Xbox games like this one are not native to the newest consoles. However, seeing it native to them would make the experience even better.
Xbox Games Online Component Loses Support
Despite its initial success, the game’s Online component struggled to find its footing compared to Rockstar’s wildly successful Grand Theft Auto Online.
This led to Rockstar withdrawing its support last year, causing discontent among many fans. Of course, that does not mean you can’t go and have fun in this mode, especially with its lower price.
Rockstar’s Recent Missteps
Rockstar’s recent actions have not been well-received by fans. The launch of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition in 2021 was a major disappointment.
Additionally, the price tag for the release of the original Red Dead Redemption port to PS4 and Nintendo Switch also saw criticism.
A Ray of Hope for Fans
Despite these setbacks, fans may be pleased to hear that Red Dead Redemption 2 is finally coming to current-gen consoles.
An FTC leak from May 2022 revealed that the game will have a native Xbox Series X|S release between January and March of 2024. As Red Dead 2 is a third-party game, a native PS5 version is also quite likely.
Potential Game Pass Deal
The leak also hinted at potential games Xbox could bring to Game Pass on day one. Xbox expects Rockstar to ask for $5 million per month to launch the port day one on Xbox’s service, if Rockstar agrees to a Game Pass deal.
Also, we’re not sure if a native Series X|S and PS5 version of Red Dead 2 will require another purchase. The backward compatible versions of the title still look impressive, and you can get them right now.
Anticipation Builds for Q1 2024 Release
The native current-gen version of Red Dead Redemption 2 is aiming for a Q1 2024 release. So, fans are likely to learn more before the end of the year, possibly at The Game Awards in December.
Rumors suggest that Red Dead Redemption 3 is in the works at Rockstar. However, it is almost certain that the long-awaited Grand Theft Auto 6 will be the studio’s next major release.
Xbox Games and Other Players Highly Excited
In conclusion, despite some recent disappointments, this FTC leak brings hope for Red Dead Redemption 2 fans. The anticipation for its release on current-gen consoles is building, promising an exciting time ahead for gamers. So, when looking for next-gen Xbox games in Q1 2024, do get your hands on this title as well.