Forgotten Red Dead Revolver Gets A New-Gen Remake
What do Arthur Morgan, John Marston, and Red Harlow all have in common? While you might've only heard of the first two, all three have starred in Rockstar's Red Dead games. 18 years after Red Dead Revolver came to the PS2 and Xbox, fans have built a new-gen remake to show what it could look like in 2022.
If you've been keeping up with all things Red Dead, you'll know there are plenty of rumours about a new-gen remake of 2010's Red Dead Redemption. That's all well and good, but with Revolver being the often forgotten spiritual predecessor, let's give it the love it deserves.
Who Is Making A Red Dead Revolver Remake?
We've written a lot about them already, but now, TeaserPlay is back with an Unreal Engine 5 remake for Red Dead Revolver. A bit like how Demon's Souls is often sidelined in favour of FromSoftware's success with Dark Souls and its sequels, Revolver lay the groundwork for Redemption. Well, if a remake was good enough for Demon's Souls, why wouldn't Rockstar do the same with Revolver?
Using Unreal Engine 5's new Lumen, Nanite tech, and Screen Space Ray Traced Global Illumination shader, the results are truly amazing. This revamped version of Red easily puts the graphics of 2019's Red Dead Redemption 2 to shame and effectively makes Arthur Morgan look like how the potatoish Red used to look in Revolver.
The comments were filled with similar praise. One fan wrote, "Damn. Seeing this gave nostalgia. The music gave me chills. Great looking back playing this as a kid." Another added, "Rockstar wish they were this smart, I was just saying this is the step that should happen next." A third simply cheered, "This is the game that deserves a remake out of all the Rockstar games."
What's Going On With Red Dead?
It's clear that Rockstar is making a push into remakes these days, and alongside those continued reports of a GTA 4 remake, the Red Dead Redemption games keep doing the rounds. Even though RDR2 is only a few years old, it's easy to imagine it being bundled with a new-gen Red Dead Redemption. If it can avoid the mistakes of the GTA Trilogy, we'd be throwing our money at the screen. Also, what bout those whispers of a Switch port for Red Dead Redemption 2?
As for Revolver, a remake is sadly unlikely to see the light of day. Just like a mythical remake of Bully, Rockstar just seems to have other priorities. Still, one supporter said they hope Revolver will get an open-world remake. It's no coincidence that the game's lack of open-world elements would hold it back in a modern arena. For now though, our dreams of a new-gen Red Dead Revolver are well and truly dead.