'Red Dead Redemption 2' release date rumors: Map landmarks apparently include Kahuta and Roanoke Valley

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Speculations suggest that despite the lack of announcement for the highly anticipated sequel “Red Dead Redemption 2,” Rockstar Games may be ready to unveil the title imminently based on their recent job posting.

Through the official Twitter account of Rockstar Careers, the company announced that they are seeking an Operations Project Manager to join their Online Services Operations team in San Diego, California.

Once hired, the person is expected to work closely with the team in managing the entire project lifecycle of multiple initiatives. These include conception, implementation, deployments through multiple stages and testing to ensure that game services are available and performing well.

Although it did not specify which franchise the project manager will work on, some fans speculate that Rockstar will more likely add online multiplayer options for “Red Dead Redemption 2,” similar to the features of both “Grand Theft Auto Online” and “Grand Theft Auto V.”

What may have added to the assumption is another job posting apparently stating that Rockstar is in need of a .NET engineer who will focus on improving online gaming performance of the company.

When it comes to the sequel’s potential release date, it is deemed to happen sometime in 2017 with possible support for the new generation of consoles Xbox Scorpio and PlayStation 4 Pro. It may also carry a brand-new title that does not include the “Redemption” tagline. Previous reports claim that it may be called “Legends of the West,” “Red Dead Tribulation” or simply “Red Dead 3.”

Based on an in-depth analysis of some fans regarding the alleged leaked map that shows the new location, some of the possible landmarks have been named. These are said to include a city in Pakistan called Kahuta, which is translated to “mountains that hold the sky,” and Roanoke Valley, a place identical to the real-life version that serves as Native American tribes’ home.

Since there is no official confirmation yet, available information should be taken with a grain of salt.