Rockstar Teases ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’


[dropcap size=small]W[/dropcap]hen Red Dead Revolver was released in 2004 it was well received, but quickly forgotten. Then, its spiritual successor Red Dead Redemption was released in 2010, and the title became a game changer.

Since Red Dead Redemption‘s critical success, fans have been clamoring for a sequel, and the game’s developer, Rockstar, has consistently been very coy about sharing plans for a follow-up. Still, gamers continue to chew at the bit for any small morsel Rockstar throws their way.

The latest tease for Red Dead Redemption 2 came as part of Rockstar Games’ “Asked & Answered” feature. During the Q & A, the developer said it was happy to see continued excitement over its Western franchise almost 5 years after Redemption‘s release. While Rockstar says they aren’t yet ready to officially divulge about a sequel, fans were advised to “stay tuned” in 2015 for potential news. Rockstar states:

[dropcap size=small][/dropcap]As we’ve mentioned when asked in the past about new games in other series such as Red Dead Redemption, Bully, and L.A. Noire, we don’t always rush to make sequels, but that does not mean we won’t get to them eventually. We have so many games we want to make and the issue is always one of bandwidth and timing. We thank longtime fans such as yourselves as always for your amazing support and please stay tuned in 2015 for announcements of what’s to come from Rockstar Games.”

Red Dead Redemption 2?! Shut up and take my money!
Red Dead Redemption 2!? Shut up and take my money!

A sequel to Red Dead Redemption has been expected since the game’s release; the title sold 13 million copies, making it a massive success for the already lucrative Rockstar Games. Strauss Zelnick, CEO of Rockstar’s parent company Take-Two, would go on to declare the Red Dead Redemption series a “permanent” one, similar to the Grand Theft Auto franchise.

It can be assumed that something big is on the way from Rockstar. Rockstar San Diego, the developer of the original Red Dead Redemption, currently has a massive 35 open positions, suggesting the developer is working on something with a large scope, and Red Dead Redemption 2 could definitely fit the bill.

What new things would you like to see in a new Red Dead Redemption game? Let us know in the comments below!




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