Red Dead Redemption removed from PS Plus and PS Now

Sony has removed Red Dead Redemption from its PS Plus and PS Now catalogs. The 2010 game, which received numerous accolades for its impressive graphics and gameplay, has been removed from the PS3 platform.

Fans are upset as it is one of the best known games and a favorite for many years. There seems to be no way to access the game through its official page on the PS3 system.


Red Dead Redemption is no longer available on PlayStation consoles

Ben, a popular Rockstar Games tipster, tweeted that Red Dead Redemption would no longer be included in PlayStation Plus. Ben said the popular game was pulled from the services six years after it debuted on the platform in 2016.

Red Dead Redemption (1) is no longer available to stream on PS Plus/PS Now after 6 years since its debut on the service in 2016. The current only modern way to play Red Dead Redemption is now officially on Xbox Series consoles and Xbox One and third-party emulators for PC. https://t.co/AYgofRVzPV

According to him, the Xbox Series and Xbox One consoles are the only “modern way” to play the game officially. PC gamers can play the game using third party emulators available in the market.

While Sony pulled the game from its platform, Microsoft, on the other hand, upgraded the game to support 4K resolution. Gamers with an Xbox One X or Series X can enjoy the game’s enhanced 4K resolution, while those with an Xbox Series S can enjoy resolutions up to 1440p.

Just a quick reminder that Microsoft improved the game in 2018 with 4K support that works for XSX and One X – Series S users get 1440p support. Kudos to the Backward Compatibility Team @Xbox and @jronald to make these games more accessible than ever.

Ben praised the Xbox team and developer MVG for making Red Dead Redemption compatible with current-gen consoles. He said it would make the game more accessible than ever.

While Red Dead Redemption is no longer available on any PlayStation console, Ben mentions the demand for RDR 2 on all platforms. It is currently ranked 18th among the best-selling games on the PlayStation Store.

It’s truly amazing that Red Dead Redemption 2 continues to achieve “best sellers” across all platforms (18 on PlayStation Store). I can only imagine that the demand for a Gen9 version would sell like hotcakes. twitter.com/i/web/status/1… https://t.co/N5vKPG7eaH


Sony announces removal of Red Dead Redemption from PS Plus subscriptions

Official PS3 RDR page before the game was retired (Image via Sportskeeda)
Official PS3 RDR page before the game was retired (Image via Sportskeeda)

It was announced a few months ago that the PS Plus subscription compatibility offer for RDR on PS3 would end on October 17, 2022, and the page has since been updated to reflect the news.

Following the announcement, the game was pulled from the platform yesterday. The game is no longer available for digital streaming on PS3 consoles.

Official RDR: Undead Nightmare Edition PS3 page before the game was retired (Image via Sportskeeda)
Official RDR: Undead Nightmare Edition PS3 page before the game was retired (Image via Sportskeeda)

Similarly, the Undead Nightmare edition of the game is no longer playable either.


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