One of the most popular gaming franchises in recent years has been Rockstar Games’ title, Red Dead Redemption. The developer, who are the team behind a number of other major titles such as the games in the Grand Theft Auto series, have already announced their support for Google Stadia and have confirmed that they will be releasing a game for the Google Stadia games database—but which games these will be are, as of yet, unknown.
What Is Red Dead Redemption?
Red Dead Redemption is a part of the Red Dead series and franchise of action-adventure games and surrounds the story of Westerner, John Marston, as he tries to hunt down the surviving members of his old gang. With the motivation of losing his family and freedom, should he fail, the game explores deep and complex themes of morals and character development throughout.
The most recent addition to the franchise—Red Dead Redemption II—was released in 2018. Should RockStar Games decide to also release Red Dead Redemption for the Google Stadia games database, it is unclear as to whether they would create a whole new version of the game or if they would offer the second instalment instead.
Will The Google Stadia Games Database Have Red Dead Redemption?
While we do know that Rockstar Games will be contributing games to the Google Stadia games database, it is unclear as to whether they will offer up Red Dead Redemption or Grand Theft Auto—or maybe even something else that is, as of yet, unannounced. Other Google Stadia games developers have made their support clear by announcing which games they might be releasing, but Rockstar
Games have, frustratingly, taken the step to protect themselves by saying that they will be releasing games ‘at their discretion’.
So, what does this mean? Simply put, it means that Rockstar Games don’t have to say which games they’ll be releasing; a real shame, if you ask us. This unfortunately means that we cannot speculate accurately whether they will be releasing GTA or Red Dead Redemption for Google Stadia.
Potentially, it is even possible that Rockstar Games could even be releasing both—it would make sense from a monetary perspective, and both titles are already available on multiple platforms—together. Otherwise, they might decide to release neither. We just don’t know.
Personally, we think that they’ll be releasing both. What about you; which games do you think Rockstar Games will be contributing to the Google Stadia games database?