If real, the new game may use Epic Games' renowned engine, according to Rockstar's new job listing.
Approaching Take-Two Interactive's August 8 earnings call, which many believe is tied to the announcement of the Red Dead Redemption remake/remaster, the internet is abuzz with increasing rumors about this legendary 2010 game's revamped version.
According to the latest speculations, if Rockstar is indeed working on the remaster, they might opt to utilize Epic Games' renowned Unreal Engine instead of their proprietary Rockstar Advanced Game Engine (RAGE), which was employed for titles like Red Dead Redemption 2 and Grand Theft Auto V.
These rumors gained traction when a job listing for a Designer of Open World Events was shared by the studio, which listed "experience using Unreal or similar game development tools" as one of the required skills. Game Rant was the first to spot this listing, and the mention of Unreal Engine experience has led to the possibility of its implementation in the Red Dead Redemption remake/remaster. While some view this as a hint that Unreal Engine could be used, others speculate that it merely implies that RAGE's capabilities are comparable to those of Unreal Engine in some aspects.
The entire "RDR Remaster" gossip began circulating in 2022, triggered by reports of Rockstar's cancellation of remasters for Red Dead Redemption and Grand Theft Auto IV due to the negative feedback received for GTA: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition.
The speculation was reinvigorated and gained new momentum in June when the title received a fresh rating from The Game Rating and Administration Committee of Korea, with the classification number "CC-NV-230615-001", indicating its status as a console game.
Last week, the rumor got strengthened yet again when Rockstar unveiled a slightly altered logo for RDR, attached above, and included the title "Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar Presents Ver)" in their list of games.
What do you think about the new rumors? Can a Rockstar game be powered by Unreal Engine following the infamous UE-powered GTA: Trilogy? Leave your thoughts in the comments!
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