Original Red Dead Redemption No Longer Playable on PS4 and PS5

Red Dead Redemption can no longer be streamed on PS Plus, making the game inaccessible to play on the PS4 and PS5. Currently, thanks to the fairly new PS Plus Premium subscription service, gamers have access to hundreds of modern and classic titles in Sony’s expansive library. In a similar fashion to Xbox Game Pass, PlayStation Plus Premium adds new titles to its catalog every month, but it also removes games from its library. Already, the prequel Red Dead Redemption 2 has been taken off of PlayStation Plus Premium, meaning the signs may have been there for the original game’s disappearance as well.

This means that anyone wanting to play the original Red Dead Redemption without cracking out their old PS3 or Xbox 360 will have to either use an Xbox One, Series X or S, or a third-party PC emulator. Despite Sony’s efforts towards video game preservation, the removal of Red Dead Redemption from its streaming service marks a step in the opposite direction. Unlike Red Dead Redemption 2, which can still be bought digitally or physically, it is much harder to find a copy of the older game. There is a chance that Red Dead Redemption could return to the streaming service, but only time will tell if that’s going to happen.

Previously, there had been talk of a possible Red Dead Redemption remaster, but it has been reported that plans for that game were scrapped to give Rockstar more time to work on Grand Theft Auto 6. Still, any Xbox One or Series X/S owners can get their hands on an enhanced version of the game, which even allows for play in 4K.