Following the announcement and imminent arrival of "GTA Trilogy Remasters" and "GTA 5: Enhanced Eidtion," Take-Two Interactive and Rockstar Games seemingly offered hints that "Red Dead Redemption 3" is in development.

The success of the first "Red Dead Redemption" game, as well as its successor, makes it somehow inevitable that the Wild West-themed series will have a third installment.

The first clue came from a recently uncovered LinkedIn profile of a Rockstar Games' employee, discovered very recently. Rockstar Games' Lead AI and Gameplay Programmer LinkedIn profile bear the description stating they have been working on an AI vehicle for "RDR3" for a couple of years.

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"RDR3" is short for "Red Dead Redemption 3," so if the employee's profile does not contain any typographical error, it means that the game has been in development since 2019. "Red Dead Redemption 2" was officially rolled out in October 2018, so if it is not a typo, the start of development date aligns with the developer's calendar of activities.

Of course, the profile could have been written in haste or the employee made a mistake and instead of writing "RDR2," they typed "RDR3." There is also the possibility that "RDR3" is the internal code of the gaming studio for "Red Dead Redemption 2," as pointed out by an industry insider who goes by the name videotech_.

At this point, nothing is official yet about the third game installment of the gaming studio's hit series. But it does not end there.

Interestingly, in a recent interview during the Virtual Global Interactive Entertainment Conference, Take-Two Interactive CEO Strauss Zelnick fanned the flame of speculations. The CEO compared the franchise to the "James Bond" movies, stating, it would "yield new games for many years to come."

"I don't know if you saw it, I just saw the new Bond film, that was great. You would like every franchise to be James Bond. There are precious few entertainment franchises of any sort that fall into that category, but they do exist. And I think GTA is one of them, I think Red Dead is one of them, NBA is obviously one of them because the game will continue to exist," the CEO said.

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