Red Dead Redemption 2 Switch Port Teased By Insider

Red Dead Redemption 2 Switch Port Teased By Insider
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Tom Chapman


27th Jun 2022 09:19

Yee-haw, it's time to saddle up and ride off into the sunset as Arthur Morgan because there could be a new way to play Red Dead Redemption 2. According to the latest leaks, a Red Dead Redemption 2 Switch release could be on the way.

Following the legacy of 2010's Red Dead Redemption, Rockstar Games delivered another rootin' tootin' adventure for the ages. The bigger and better prequel swapped out John Marston for Arthur Morgan, although the epilogue did feature the first game's protagonist. It's been four years since RDR2 released, and with plenty of Rockstar rumours doing the rounds, the latest could be a doozy.

Is Red Dead Redemption 2 Coming To Switch?

Posting on Twitter, Axios' Stephen Totilo claims that Rockstar was supposedly working on a Switch release for Red Dead Redemption 2 back in 2019. He says that we're still waiting, so it's unclear whether this is still the case. Interestingly, there's a mention of Switch and Switch Pro - yep, those rumours are back too.

Unfortunately, there's no actual word from Rockstar on whether the above is legitimate. Let's also remember that the Nintendo Switch is famous for its lack of graphical capabilities. While Mario and Zelda games are fine with the cartoonish graphics, something with the realism of Red Dead Redemption 2 might struggle on the Switch.

Red Dead Redemption isn't even out on Switch, and logically, surely you'd expect the first game to land there first? Then again, journalist Nacho Requena recently said that an upcoming Nintendo showcase will reveal the port of a third-party game that's four years old. Cue eye emoji.


What's Next For Red Dead?

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Away from a mythical Switch release, there are continued claims that 2010's Red Dead Redemption could be getting a new-gen remake. Rockstar has something of a chequered past with remakes. Last year's Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition was panned upon launch, as Grove Street Games' port was slammed across the board - fans even asked for a refund

If Red Dead Redemption is getting a remake, we imagine the developer would handle things differently. The Red Dead name is in something of a limbo right now, but elsewhere, we know there are sketchy plans for a third Redemption game. Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick compared Red Dead and GTA to the long-running James Bond series and said, "If it's really, really great, it will keep going." At least by the time Red Dead 3 comes out, we might have a Switch release of its predecessor. 

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