Red Dead Redemption 2: PS5 Release Date, Rumors and Updates

Red Dead Redemption’s remastered version, which had been talked about for a while, has finally been confirmed for PlayStation 4 (and PS5 with backward support) and Nintendo Switch. This frees the famous wild-west action-adventure game from being tied to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. It also lets a whole new group of gamers play the game and its DLC chapter, “Undead Nightmares.”

Despite all of this, Rockstar Games hasn’t said anything about the highly-requested port of Red Dead Redemption 2 to current-gen consoles. Even though the update to Rockstar Games’ wild-west action-adventure game can be played on both PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, it is really just the PS4/Xbox One version running in back-compatibility mode.

Now that the first game is finally coming to modern platforms, Rockstar Games should look into making the highly anticipated current-gen version of Red Dead Redemption 2 for the PlayStation 5.

Rockstar Games Hasn’t Said Anything Yet About a Version of Red Dead Redemption 2 for PlayStation 5 That is Only for Current-gen Consoles

Red Dead Redemption 2 for the PS5 has not yet been announced by Rockstar Games. Even though the game doesn’t have a native Xbox Series X|S version, it supports native 4K through Xbox’s Smart Delivery tool. This is something that the PS5 version that works with the PS4 should have.

Red Dead Redemption 2 PS5 Release Date

Even now, the game’s graphics still look good, but the 4K picture looks very blurry, especially on a large screen. The PS5 has enough power to offer a smooth 60fps experience at native 1440p or 30–40fps at 4K. So, having to play on the new machine at a resolution that looks like a checkerboard feels like a sacrifice.

A Twitter user named “illusion” recently showed that the game can run at a stable 60 frames per second on the PS5 hardware. Even though the user tested it on a “hacked PS5” where the game was changed with an unofficial patch, it shows that the current-generation PlayStation console can offer a solid 60fps gameplay experience at what looks like an upscaled 4K resolution.

Rockstar Games did make a version of their best-selling game for the current generation. It’s called Grand Theft Auto V, and it runs on the same engine as their classic set in the Wild West. So, on paper, it shouldn’t be too hard for the company to make a version of Red Dead Redemption 2 just for the PS5.


Red Dead Redemption 2 is now confirmed for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch, allowing a new group of gamers to play the game and its DLC chapter, “Undead Nightmares.” However, Rockstar Games has not announced a current-gen version for the PlayStation 5.

Although the game supports native 4K through Xbox’s Smart Delivery tool, the 4K picture quality is blurry. While Grand Theft Auto V is a popular game for the current generation, a Red Dead Redemption 2 version for the PS5 could be a viable option.

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