One of the most successful games back in 2010 was Rockstar’s “Red Dead Redemption,” an open-world RPG set in the wild west. After six years, it looks like Rockstar is hinting a return to the franchise.
On Sunday, Rockstar shared a photo on its Facebook and Twitter pages. The photo shows the game developer’s faded logo with a pretty distinct brushed-on, red background. This immediately got the attention of fans commenting that Rockstar might be working on a sequel to “Red Dead Redemption.”
Some might say that fans are overanalyzing the photo shared by Rockstar, but the shade of red is undeniably linked to “Red Dead Redemption.” The 2010 game’s promotional materials used the very same shade of red along with the same faded look, as pointed out by Mashable.
It does look like Rockstar is hinting on something related to “Red Dead Redemption,” but it’s still unclear what exactly it is. The most popular speculation right now is that a sequel is in the works and that the game developer will officially be announcing it soon. However, it’s also a huge possibility that the original game might simply be getting a remastered version for the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One.
“Red Dead Redemption” is already six years old. Back in 2010, the game’s visuals were impressive on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, but it simply wouldn’t hold up in today’s standards. A remastered version would be an easy way to keep the game relevant, but it wouldn’t exactly be bringing in something new.
That being said, the way Rockstar makes its games has changed since 2010. It would make a lot more sense if the developer is making a sequel to implement game mechanics and design that’s a lot more in line with its recent games.
Rumors of a sequel flared up back in April when a map for “Red Dead Redemption 2” was published on NeoGAF (photo has since been taken down). The game will be a prequel and will primarily take place in the eastern part of the original game’s setting, a source told Techradar.
Whether Rockstar is working on a sequel or a remaster, it’s good to know that "Red Dead Redemption" hasn't been forgotten.