The only thing Red Dead fans want more than Red Dead Redemption on the PC is a sequel. Since Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick called the Red Dead property a ‘permanent franchise’ at a conference it’s been more or less confirmed that a sequel is in the works.
A somewhat recent comment by Danny Ross, an ex-Rockstar employee, during an AMA further flamed the rumour fires. When asked what Rockstar is up to, Ross replied ‘Really? Dumbass. Really? Two.’ Rightfully taking it as a hint towards RDR2, the internet spread the comment far and wide. The comment has since been deleted, further lending to the impression of it being genuine.
Now, FragHero is reporting that a source has informed them that the Red Dead sequel is to be announced at the upcoming E3 conference in July. Their anonymous tipster also had these details to share.
- The game is to be called Red Dead Redemption 2: Legends of the West.
- It has been in development for four years and is due out fall 2017.
- The game contains multiple playable characters and a much bigger world than its predecessor.
- A HD remake of the original Red Dead Redemption is to be released on the latest generation of consoles before the end of the year.
Now, FragHero urges its readers to take this rumour with a grain of salt as it can’t be verified. I remain skeptical of the information shared mainly due to the name offered. Red Dead Redemption was actually a spiritual sequel to Red Dead Revolver and a second game in the franchise, so I always assumed the sequel would follow with more of the ‘Red Dead ______’ naming scheme. That being said, it might not be completely surprising if Rockstar followed the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare school of sequel numbering and released a direct sequel to Red Dead Redemption.
Regardless of the validity of this source, it’s probably a good bet to assume we will hear more about the Red Dead game that is undoubtably in the works at this coming E3. So we should find out whether this is our very own Deep Throat or just a big fibber come this July.