Update: We’ve since been informed that this supposed leak is almost certainly a fake. On closer inspection, there are a couple of small inconsistencies in the text. We told you not to get your hopes up!
Original Story: Here’s a juicy new rumour that we pray is real. Apparently, an Amazon listing for something called ‘Red Dead Redemption The Outlaws Collection’ was spotted earlier today. Twitter account Gaming Leaks & Rumors snapped supposed screenshots of the product page before it was removed.
The collection includes both a PS5-enhanced version of Red Dead Redemption 2 — complete with ray tracing and faster load times — and a full remake of the original Red Dead Redemption. On the subject of the latter, the listing reads: “Immerse yourself in this faithful remake of Red Dead Redemption inspired by the iconic 2010 original. Featuring a new and familiar set of missions and faces.”
It also has a release date of the 31st December 2021, but if the listing is real, then this is almost certainly a placeholder.
Too good to be true? Not necessarily. Let’s not forget that a large portion of Red Dead Redemption’s open world was recreated in Red Dead Redemption 2, so it could be argued that the foundations of a remake are already in place. But again, this kind of rumour is relatively easy to fake — you just need some decent photoshop skills and a general knowledge of how product listings work.
What do you think? Is it actually happening? Get with your gang in the comments section below.