Rockstar Games could be working on a remake of the hit 2010 title “Red Dead Redemption.”

Rockstar Games seems to be the subject of much speculation and rumors today, especially since it’s the studio behind the highly successful “Grand Theft Auto” franchise, and the one behind the highly anticipated “GTA VI.” Now, it stars in the rumor mill again for another title that’s said to be in the works: a remake of “Red Dead Redemption.”

According to an anonymous source who spoke to ComicBook, Rockstar Games is currently working on a remake of “Red Dead Redemption” and plans to release it during the later part of 2020 or early in 2021. Based on this target release date, it’s likely that the alleged remake could be in development for current-gen systems PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, as well as next-gen systems PS5 and Xbox Scarlett.

Not just a remaster

The source sald the upcoming game is “more of a remake” than a remaster (similar to how Square Enix remake “Final Fantasy VII” and remastered “Final Fantasy VIII”). It will, however, bring some features from the newer installment, “Red Dead Redemption 2,” particularly the gameplay and features. And while the map is also expected to become bigger, it won’t likely be bigger than “RDR2’s” map.

The source also claimed that John Marston’s voice actor, Rob Wiethoff, has returned to record a few lines of dialogue. This leads to speculations that other voice actors from the first game could’ve been called to record some lines of their own as well.

Release date?

It is believed that Rockstar plans to release this alleged remake on the game’s 10th year anniversary. Some issues in development, however, might push that release date back for some time, which means the game could be released in 2021. The source said Rockstar already reassigned some of the people behind “Red Dead Online” to work on the said remake so that it will be released on time.

ComicBook noted that the source doesn’t have firsthand information from the company. The source only claimed to have received the information from a “friend that's an environment artist at Rockstar Games.” As is always the case with leaks, readers are advised to take it all with a grain of salt.

Red Dead Redemption One of the original promo materials used for "Red Dead Redemption." Photo: Rockstar Games