Rumors have it that sand-box style Western video game by Rockstar San Diego “Red Dead Redemption” may have a sequel in the making with a possible new protagonist.
According to Crossmap, since John Marston met his demise in the original version of the game, alleged leaked information suggests that there may be two additional characters to take his place. The details came from a Reddit user who shared that the game is currently under development.
He also said that the reiteration will be named “Red Dead Redemption 2: Legends of the West.”
The report added that although the developers have yet to announce any official statement regarding the touted next installment, the rumors may come into fruition since Rockstar previously teased that they have plans on making a sequel, “It’s wonderful to see so much excitement and enthusiasm for the ‘Red Dead’ series, and nearly 5 years after ‘Red Dead Redemption’s’ release.”
“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,” they added.
What may have added to the assumption is the interview of Strauss Zelnick, the chief executive officer of Rockstar, with VG347 saying that “Red Dead Redemption” is one of their permanent franchise, “We’ve launched one new successful franchise every year and I would like to keep doing that particularly because I talk about permanent franchises, but not everything is going to be a permanent franchise. I pretty much know the ones that I can assure you are permanent.”
“It’s obvious that ‘GTA’ is a permanent franchise as long as we keep delivering this incredible quality; it seems quite obvious that ‘Red Dead’ is a permanent franchise, again with the same caveat, or ‘Borderlands,’ for example, and ‘NBA’ and others,” he further explained.
It is important to note however that available information should be still taken with the proverbial grain of salt.