Red Dead Redemption 1 Rated in Korea Once Again

Red Dead Redemption Re-Release Rockstar

The gaming world is buzzing with excitement as the Korean Rating Board re-ignites hope for the arrival of one of the best Rockstar games on modern platforms. Red Dead Redemption, the critically acclaimed Western-themed action-adventure game, has long been a favorite among gamers, and for good reasons.

Initially released in 2010 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, Red Dead Redemption has been absent from current-generation consoles and PC. Technically, it's possible to play the game on Xbox Series through backward compatibility, but you would still be playing a port of a 2010 game instead of a native version.

Korean Rating Board

Recent developments have sparked speculation about a potential re-release or remaster. The GRAC, short for Game Rating and Administration Committee, had a recent listing of Red Dead Redemption. This unexpected entry has set the gaming community abuzz with anticipation, raising hopes of a definitive edition of the game for modern platforms.

Consoles and/or PC

The rating doesn't mention the exact platform names, although we do know that it's for consoles. The classification number of the rating is CC-NV-230615-001, in which the NV stands for consoles. A console rating doesn't downright cancel any hopes for a PC version. A PC version may be planned for later, as both GTA 5 and Red Dead Redemption 2 were released on Microsoft Windows several months after their initial console launch. It will be a very sick joke if the alleged re-release of RDR skips PC once again.

Re-Release, Remaster, or Remake?

It also isn't clear if the listing is for a simple next-gen port, a remaster, or a full-fledged remake. We are desperately hoping for the latter one, as playing the first RDR with the visual fidelity of its sequel would be a dream come true. A remake akin to The Last of Us Part 1 will sell like hot pancakes and bring an acclaimed game to a new audience. Many players, including me, have played the equally-loved sequel without experiencing the first game.

Although no official announcement has been made, the rating board has a history of leaking accurate information about game releases, which lends credibility to the speculation. The board had also recently unveiled the existence of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition.

So, what do you think? Are you interested in playing the first Red Dead Redemption on modern-day consoles? Have you played the original game on PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 before? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

Join the Discussion
Top Stories