Video Imagines What a Red Dead Redemption Remake Would Look Like With Unreal Engine 5

An impressive concept video imagines what a potential Red Dead Redemption remake would look like if powered by Unreal Engine 5.

The original Red Dead Redemption is often hailed as a masterpiece of the open world genre, earning widespread critical acclaim at the time of its release for its authentic Wild West feel and for its gripping story. At the time of this writing, the original Red Dead Redemption is only available on PS3 and Xbox 360 officially, with the Xbox 360 version playable on Xbox One and Xbox Series X consoles thanks to backward compatibility, but there are rumors it could be making a comeback in a big way.


Rockstar Games parent company Take-Two Interactive hasn’t been shy about its intentions to produce more video game remakes and remasters in the years ahead, and if rumors are to be believed, the original Red Dead Redemption is part of those conversations. According to unverified reports, a full-blown Red Dead Redemption remake or remaster may very well be in the works, but nothing has actually been announced at the time of this writing.

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While fans wait for more information on the long-rumored Red Dead Redemption remake, they can check out a video created by YouTuber ENFANT TERRIBLE to get an idea of ​​what it may look like if it ever comes to pass.

The video uses footage from various Unreal Engine 5 projects to create a concept trailer for the Red Dead Redemption remake. It looks incredibly impressive, proving that a Red Dead Redemption remake on modern consoles would have potential to sport truly jaw-dropping visuals. Of course, Rockstar Games would be unlikely to use Unreal Engine 5 if it were to do a Red Dead Redemption remake, but it would still likely be a visual treat regardless.

Unreal Engine 5 and its capabilities have been in the spotlight a lot lately, with many upcoming games utilizing the engine. It may be some time before Unreal Engine 5 is the norm for new game releases, but in the meantime, artists have been putting together their own Unreal Engine 5 concept videos, showing what games like Skyrim would look like in Unreal Engine 5 and creating their own demos.

One of the most impressive representations of Unreal Engine 5 in video game form so far was The Matrix Awakens Unreal Engine 5 experience that released last year alongside The Matrix Resurrections film. It was actually playable to an extent, though it too only scratches the surface of what the engine is capable of. The years ahead should prove to be an exciting one, as more games are powered by Unreal Engine 5.

Red Dead Redemption is available for PS3 and Xbox 360.

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