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Next-Gen Red Dead Redemption 2 Release Reportedly Cancelled

Rumored plans for a next-gen release of Red Dead Redemption 2 have reportedly been scrapped.
Rumored plans for a next-gen release of Red Dead Redemption 2 have reportedly been scrapped. / Courtesy of Rockstar Games

The rumored next-gen release of Red Dead Redemption 2 has been cancelled, according to a frequent Rockstar Games leaker.

Tez2, who has leaked accurate information about Rockstar Games' inner-workings in the past, made a post on the Rockstar Games forum Thursday saying plans for an enhanced re-release of Red Dead Redemption 2 was no longer being worked on. Development on an Enhanced Rockstar Editor has also reportedly been halted.

In a recent announcement made by Rockstar Games, the company has said it's moving away from working on Red Dead Online to focus on Grand Theft Auto 6. According to the blog post, development of the next game in the GTA series is in full swing.

"Over the past few years, [Rockstar Games has] been steadily moving more development resources towards the next entry in the Grand Theft Auto series — understanding more than ever the need to exceed players’ expectations and for this next entry to be the best it can possibly be," reads the post.

The post goes on to state Rockstar will focus on making adjustments to already existing content rather than making huge content updates like previously, in order to focus resources and development into the new GTA main series entry. GTA Online will continue to receive updates, but those updates won't be as large.

Rockstar never confirmed plans to work on an enhanced version of Red Dead Redemption 2, and remains mum on its reported cancellation. It has yet to announce a release date for GTA 6.