Followers have lengthy needed Rockstar Video games to launch a next-gen patch or up to date model of Pink Useless Redemption 2 that might let the massive sport reap the benefits of the extra highly effective PS5 and Xbox Sequence X/S consoles. That’s not occurred but, although many have speculated about it. And new paperwork reveal that even Microsoft was anticipating a next-gen RDR 2 to be out by now.
Launched in 2018, Pink Useless Redemption 2 is a large open-world western and a prequel to the unique, critically acclaimed Pink Useless Redemption. When RDR 2 was first launched, there weren’t any next-gen machines out but, so the sport solely got here out on Xbox One, PS4, and PC. Nevertheless, after Grand Theft Auto V and GTA On-line acquired fancy next-gen upgrades in 2022, many assumed RDR 2 would get equally improved ports. 5 years after its preliminary launch, it nonetheless hasn’t occurred, leaving many followers disenchanted and annoyed.
In newly leaked paperwork and emails, it seems the oldsters at Xbox have been, like so many Rockstar followers, additionally anticipating a next-gen replace. In a doc displaying Summer season 2022 emails between Xbox boss Phil Spencer and different execs about buying extra video games for the corporate’s subscription service, Sport Cross, we see a chart that’s principally a wishlist of potential video games so as to add. And listed in that chart is an entry for RDR 2’s “gen 9” launch.
Based on Microsoft, the corporate anticipated Rockstar Video games to launch this “gen 9” model of RDR2 in FY23Q2 aka between October and November of 2022. Within the doc, Microsoft means that Rockstar and mother or father firm Take-Two Interactive will need round $5 million a month to carry the next-gen model of RDR2 to Sport Cross on day one. Additional, it estimated round 10 million hours of the sport could be performed every month.
Based mostly on the chart, Microsoft thought-about its possibilities to safe RDR2’s next-gen port as a day one Sport Cross launch “very low” and listed its “Wow Issue” at medium. It additionally wasn’t positive if it might be capable of get RDR2’s 2 PC port as a part of the deal.
After all, all of this planning and preparation was for nothing, as Pink Useless Redemption 2 nonetheless doesn’t have a next-gen replace or port. It’s a disgrace, as the sport would look great on the extra highly effective machines and would seemingly be capable of run at 60fps, a giant improve over the 30fps the sport is at present locked to. Alas, it appears Rockstar is concentrated on the long run and is busy growing the following entry within the Grand Theft Auto franchise, which we all know fairly a bit about due to a separate, completely different leak from final 12 months.