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Take-Two Boss Says Red Dead Redemption PS4’s $50 Price Point Is “Commercially Accurate”

For those unaware, Red Dead Redemption first launched on the PS3 back in 2010, and since then the game has been abandoned on that generation of consoles, besides an Xbox One port which is further improved on Series X/S consoles thanks to Microsoft’s backwards compatibility efforts.

Before the end of the month, on August 17, 2023 we will finally get a new version of the first RDR for PS4, which will be playable on PS5 with backwards compatibility, for $50, which has caused more than a few fans to take issue with the price.

It’s a steep ask for a game that recently celebrated it’s 13 year anniversary, especially when considering this new version isn’t an explicit remaster or remake, just a port to get a copy on more modern hardware than it was previously.

Take-Two boss Strauss Zelnick however doesn’t see it as steep, and says the price point is “Just what we believe is the commercially accurate price for it.”

It’s also worth remembering that Take-Two was one of the first publishers to up its game prices when the new PS5 and Xbox Series X/S console generation began.

In an industry that is experiencing a flooding of remakes and remasters, some excellent, others not so much, Red Dead Redemption deserved some extra TLC more than most games.

Hopefully the coming port does right by the title, which still remains in culturally important more than a decade after it launched.

Source – [IGN]