Red Dead Redemption Fans Express Dissatisfaction With PS4/Switch Port On Social Media
Red Dead Redemption fans have taken to social media to express their dissatisfaction with the upcoming PS4 and Nintendo Switch versions.
Twitter user PlayStation Game Size has shared YouTube statistics for the trailer for Red Dead Redemption on PS4 and Switch, which has amassed around 1 million views. The interesting thing to note, however, is that the video has received 34,877 likes while there are 100,595 dislikes.
The large differential between likes and dislikes on the YouTube video suggests that fans are not satisfied with the bare-bones state of the port, especially the PS4 version, nor are they happy with the lack of support for other platforms. The game is not being released on PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.
Recently, IGN had asked Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick about the lack of a PC release, to which he responded by saying that he left game release announcements up to the developers. Additionally, on the subject of doing ports/remasters/remakes, he said, “It depends on the vision that the creative teams have for a title, and in the absence of having a powerful vision, for something that we would do with a title, we might bring it in its original form, we’ve done that, and in certain instances we might remaster or remake, so it really depends on the title and how the label feels about it, the platform, and what we think the opportunity is for consumers.”
Meanwhile, a former developer who had worked on the PS4 and Nintendo Switch ports of Red Dead Redemption at Double Eleven Studios took to Twitter to share her happiness over her very first game credit. She shared that she is glad to have worked on the port, and is really proud of the team she had worked with.
In response to a fan who raised concern over the lack of upgrades, the developer stated, “Play the game and you’ll see the upgrades.”
We’re inclined to agree. It’s probably best to wait for the release of the PS4 and Switch versions of Red Dead Redemption before judging whether there are any visible graphical upgrades.