Michael Deckert | 10/19/2022 – 1:42 p.m
The popular cowboy adventure “Red Dead Redemption” can no longer be played on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 consoles. Sony has secretly dropped the title from its streaming service.
After six years, Red Dead Redemption has quietly disappeared from modern PlayStation consoles. The cowboy adventure about John Marston, which still enjoys great popularity among fans, was released in 2010 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles.
In 2016, the title was added to the PS Now streaming service, which is now part of PlayStation Plus is. Sony has now removed Red Dead Redemption from the service, removing the ability for players to experience the title on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.
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Years after its release, Red Dead Redemption is still celebrated for its innovative features and compelling story. Critics ranked the title and its not-so-serious Undead Nightmare expansion among the best games on the seventh-generation console, which spans the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Nintendo’s Wii platforms.
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Now Sony has removed John Marston’s adventure from its streaming service, which was the only way to play the title on PS4 or PS5. For “Red Dead Redemption”, users have to get out the old PlayStation 3 for better or worse if they still own the console, or they can switch to Xbox. Thanks to backwards compatibility, the title can also be played on the latest Xbox devices and, thanks to recent improvements, is even rendered in 4K.
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The demise of Red Dead Redemption on modern PlayStation consoles has reignited the debate over the preservation of older game titles. In February 2022, Nintendo stated that the eShop for the 3DS and Wii U 2023 consoles, which will make thousands of games unavailable. There was also criticism of Ubisoft because “Assassin’s Creed: Liberation HD” no longer on Steam should be available. According to the company, however, it was dealt with a misunderstanding.
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