Followers have lengthy wished Rockstar Video games to launch a next-gen patch or up to date model of Purple Useless Redemption 2 that might let the massive recreation make the most of the extra highly effective PS5 and Xbox Collection X/S consoles. That’s not occurred but, though 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, Purple Useless Redemption 2 is a large open-world western and a prequel to the unique, critically acclaimed Purple 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. Nonetheless, 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 disillusioned and annoyed.
In newly leaked paperwork and emails, it seems the parents at Xbox have been, like so many Rockstar followers, additionally anticipating a next-gen replace. In a doc displaying Summer time 2022 emails between Xbox boss Phil Spencer and different execs about buying extra video games for the corporate’s subscription service, Recreation Move, 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.
In accordance with 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 deliver the next-gen model of RDR2 to Recreation Move 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 probabilities to safe RDR2’s next-gen port as a day one Recreation Move launch “very low” and listed its “Wow Issue” at medium. It additionally wasn’t positive if it might be capable to get RDR2’s 2 PC port as a part of the deal.
In fact, all of this planning and preparation was for nothing, as Purple 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 to run at 60fps, an enormous improve over the 30fps the sport is at the moment locked to. Alas, it appears Rockstar is targeted on the long run and is busy growing the subsequent entry within the Grand Theft Auto franchise, which we all know fairly a bit about because of a separate, completely different leak from final 12 months.