Rumors have been circulating for quite a few months now about Rockstar Games making a sequel to Red Dead Redemption. However, Rockstar Games and Take-Two Interactive have not yet officially announced it’s development yet. Many believe this year’s Gamescom in Cologne, Germany, will be when they officially announce the sequel to their popular game. Released back in 2010 (has it really been six years?), Red Dead Redemption captured people’s wild-west gun slinging imagination, nabbing several game of the year awards, along with dozens of others gaming awards. So when a leaked image of a supposed map of Red Dead Redemption 2 was posted online earlier this year, fans desperately awaited its announcement at this year’s E3.
But with that gone, some still retain hope that Gamescom will be where Rockstar will announce the sequel. According to PSU, Take-Two Interactive’s CEO, Strauss Zelnick, said in an interview that Rockstar has been working on several games:
“Rockstar Games is of course hard at work on some exciting future projects that will be revealed soon.”
Despite the vague statement, fans believe a sequel will be coming. Most recently, Red Dead Redemption was one of the games that was added to the list of backwards compatibility games for Xbox One. And if that isn’t enough to fuel the flames to fans’ beliefs, a former Rockstar Games employee has claimed that the studio is in fact working on the sequel. But, Techtimes doesn’t believe gamers should get their hopes high just yet. They believe the rumors are just that, rumors. Take-Two is too busy working on other games, including Mafia 3, Civilization VI, and the BioShock Collection, all of which will probably keep the studio busy for the foreseeable future – pushing back the announcement past this year’s Gamescom, especially the game’s release until 2018, that’s if there is a sequel. However, seeing how Red Dead managed to sell over 14 million units since its release, I doubt any major gaming studio will pass on the opportunity to cash in on a potential money-making franchise.
While not much has yet been confirmed about the potential sequel, there is one rumor which suggests that Red Dead Redemption will in fact be a prequel to the first game. Whether or not John Marston will still be the story’s main protagonist is yet to be revealed, but as of now we’ll await Gamescom and see if Rockstar reveals any news.