Take-Two shuts down Red Dead Redemption: Enhancement Project mod

Red Dead Redemption is no doubt one of the greatest games of all time. Sadly, it never released on PC. Even running it on PlayStation 3 emulator RPCS3 still has a lot of issues. It remains one of those games that PC gamers envy our console brethren for. There have been rumors for many years that Rockstar Games and Take-Two Interactive would finally port it to the PC, but that’s all we’ve had — rumors. According to a Kotaku article from 2011, we shouldn’t ever expect a PC release, and Take-Two’s statement seemed final at the time. However, last month we saw the trailer below, which showcases a remake mod of the 2010 classic.

The modder behind it is called DamnedDev or GamingDamned, and he announced the remake on GTAForums.com last month. The announcement was a way for the modder to recruit others who could help to remake and remaster the game. The remake would still require that players own a legit copy of Red Dead Redemption – more specifically, the PlayStation 3 version.

Unfortunately, late last week, he made a new announcement on the forum: “The Project is halted completely. If you can catch my drift what happened. I will make an update video explaining what happened and such.” In subsequent comments, he explained that he received a call from Take-Two demanding that he halt development. He is now working on an update video to explain what happened.

Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC?

In May and July, we reported on a possible port of Red Dead Redemption 2, which neither Take-Two Interactive or Rockstar Games have confirmed. We still don’t know whether the sequel will find its way to the PC platform. It could still be a console exclusive like the original title. We would certainly love to have both the original and the sequel on PC. However, that is entirely up to Take-Two and Rockstar. Only time will tell whether we will ever get to play these games on PC.

Richard Costa
Hack for hire, indentured egghead, maverick thoughtcriminal. Mainly interested in Western RPGs, first-person immersion, turn-based tactics, point-and-clickers, and card jousting. I backed the System Shock remake and Underworld Ascendant on Kickstarter, and I really regret the latter but hope the former will turn out okay.

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