Red Dead Redemption 2 has been age rated for a release on the popular Nintendo Switch console. It was just a few months ago Red Dead Redemption 1 for PS4 and Switch was leaked via the South Korean age rating’s board and now a similar thing has happened to the sequel.
Spotted by the chief of Nintendo news site Universo Nintendo, the Brazilian age ratings board have rated Red Dead Redemption 2 for the hybrid console. Given that we’ve seen RDR1 for PS and Switch was leak through a ratings board and so was the GTA Trilogy, the chance of RDR2 showing up on Switch appears likely. The fact that Red Dead Redemption 2 may release on the Switch before the PC gets Red Dead Redemption 1 is quite disappointing.
The age rating made by the Brazilian ratings board back in 2018 did not include the Switch as a platform meaning the change made to the webpage has been done more recently.
Based on previous cases of ratings boards releasing classifications of unannounced titles, we might not be too far away from Rockstar officially confirming the existence of this version.
According to reputable insider Tez2, he was told in 2019 Rockstar had plans for a Switch version of the game.
Rockstar were also planning a next gen version of RDR2 to release last year according to the recent Xbox leak. Although that seems like it will not come to fruition.
How can Red Dead Redemption 2 run on Switch?
Many fans will be wondering, how can Red Dead Redemption 2 run on Switch? It is a very demanding game to run due to its scale and graphics yet the Switch is running a mobile processor from several years ago.
Last month we got a chance to see Red Dead Redemption running on Switch and it’s fine for a game made released in 2010. It is graphically far inferior to its successor however.
Recently we reported on a fan who managed to get GTA V running on the Nintendo Switch. Despite being a 10 year old game, it did not run well at all on the Switch.
To achieve Red Dead Redemption 2 on Nintendo Switch, a cloud based solution might be how it happens. Several intensive games such as Hitman 3, A Plague Tale: Requiem, Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey stream the game via the cloud to the handheld console.
This certainly won’t be the most optimal way to play this epic western but it’s there for those that do want to experience the incredible story.
Why would they do this?
It’s no surprise why Take-Two and Rockstar would like to see this happen. The first Red Dead Redemption sold well on Nintendo’s platform since its release last month and there are over 100 million Switch owners.
The opportunity to grant more players a chance to play this game of this level is something game publishers look at. Some people may have own a Switch and played RDR1 that way but would love to check out the follow up. A re-release via the cloud would allow them to do that.
It’s not the first time a cloud version of Red Dead Redemption 2 will have been made. Rockstar were a leading studio for Google Stadia as they released Red Dead Redemption 2 on Google’s now defunct cloud streaming service.
If this is not a mistake and the game is coming to the Switch, stay tuned to RockstarINTEL for all news updates on this game and anything else Red Dead.