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Rumoured Red Dead Redemption Remake could shed light on RDR2's biggest mystery

Why does Red Dead Redemption 2 include New Austin?

Rumour has it that a Remake of the Original Red Dead Redemption is in development

Rumoured Red Dead Redemption Remake could shed light on RDR2's biggest mystery

Rumour has it that a remake or Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption is in development, recreating the PS3/Xbox 360 classic with the engine of Red Dead Redemption 2, new gameplay features and a larger, updated map. 

While the source of this rumour is dubious, having originated from a Reddit post of a so-called "friend" of a Rockstar employee, it does explain one of Red Dead Redemption 2's greatest mysteries. Why does Red Dead Redemption 2 include New Austin in its map? Players of the game will know that it has little to no relevance to the game's story, but the game nonetheless includes it. Expand the New Austin section of Red Dead Redemption 2's map further south, and we have the makings of Red Dead Redemption Remake. 

The remake was supposed to be released as a 10th-anniversary product, commemorating the original's release, but now it is claimed that the remake will release in late 2020 or early 2021. Extra dialogue is also being added to the game to better bridge the title with Red Dead Redemption 2, which acts as a prequel to the original Red Dead Redemption.

A multitude of other reasons could be behind Red Dead Redemption 2's inclusion of New Austin. These reasons include future story DLC plans, scrapped story content, or to add more locations and map variety to Red Dead Redemption 2's online component.   

Rumour has it that a Remake of the Original Red Dead Redemption is in development  

With the release of Red Dead Redemption 2, there has been increased demand for a remake of the original, especially for users of Sony's PlayStation 4 platform, which lacks backwards compatibility for the game's original PS3 version. PC users have also been demanding the title for their platform since the game's release on May 18th 2010. Red Dead Redemption is playable in a "remastered" state on Xbox One X through backwards compatibility, enabling the Xbox 360 version to be run at a full 4K resolution. 

The recent Red Dead Redemption Remake leak has also suggested that Red Dead Redemption 2 will receive a crazy "alien centered" DLC, which was hinted at by the title's UFO easter egg. Much of the staff that was working on Red Dead Online has also reportedly moved to work on Red Dead Redemption's remaster. 

Please take these rumours with a grain of salt. As we stated earlier, the source here is dubious, but we think it presents an interesting point of discussion. 

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