'Red Dead Redemption 2' release date rumors: upcoming game unlikely to be announced at Gamescom 2016

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So what is the real score regarding the sequel to the open world, western action-adventure video game, “Red Dead Redemption?” For the most part, there hasn’t been that much information to go on in order to call “Red Dead Redemption 2” as a surefire game title that’s likely to be released soon. As a matter of fact, its developer, Rockstar Games, has been very silent about it. Will there even be a sequel at all?

A recent report claimed that an ex-employee of the company disclosed that the development of the new game has been ongoing for about four years now, and that its official title is “Legends of the West.” However, the problem is that the information is largely unsubstantiated and Rockstar hasn’t even talked about or mentioned it. Previous speculations likewise said that the new game will be showcasing a change of direction in the franchise because for the first time, it will be featuring two lead characters, both of which are still unnamed.

Meanwhile, eager fans waiting for any sort of information about the game were utterly disappointed back in June when Rockstar failed to make any announcements about “Red Dead Redemption 2,” especially with the prior expectation that it was going to be released at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3).

And to add to that disappointment, Gaming Bolt reports that it also is highly unlikely for the game to be announced at Gamescom 2016 in Cologne, Germany, which is set for Aug. 18 to Aug. 21. According to the publication, it makes zero sense for Take-Two Interactive, Rockstar’s parent company, to launch “Red Dead Redemption 2” at the said event simply because it’s not a major international gathering. The biggest names in the gaming industry like Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft aren’t even expected to be there.

Simply put, if Take-Two Interactive and Rockstar want to make a big entrance for the highly anticipated game, Gamescom 2016 is the not ideal place to do it.