Could Red Dead Redemption 2 Be Announced Next Year?

Written by Sam Welch on Fri, Dec 19, 2014 10:45 AM
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There’s been an audience clamouring for the PC release of Rockstar Games’ rootin’ tootin’ fallootin' western sandbox Red Dead Redemption since its launch on Xbox 360 and PS3. Despite the odd hint that it could happen though, unfortunately there’s nothing firm so far. The evidence for an upcoming sequel, meanwhile, is getting stronger all the time.

Back in May, the CEO of Rockstar’s Parent Company Take-Two, Strauss Zelnick, infamously described the Red Dead series as a “permanent franchise”, strongly implying that a sequel would happen sooner or later but leaving the timescale comfortably open with the remark, “consumers want better, not more”. But now, a potential time frame has been suggested on the Rockstar website, in their 'Asked and Answered' feature on the 17th December.

The developer said how happy it is to see continued excitement over the western franchise years after its release and that though company is not yet ready to talk about a sequel officially, but to “stay tuned in 2015 for potential news”.

And Red Dead isn't the only franchise that this statement applies to, with Rockstar’s post making specific reference to “games in other series such as … Bully and L.A. Noire”. Reaffirming and clarifying Zelnick’s statements, Rockstar elaborates, “we don’t always rush to make sequels, but that does not mean we won’t get to them eventually”.

Red Dead Redemption sold 13 million copies on the PS3 and Xbox 360, so a sequel certainly wouldn't be a surprising choice for the developer. And if, hypothetically, Red Dead Redemption 2 were to come on PC as well as consoles, it’s not impossible that Rockstar could consider including a port of the previous game. All speculation of course, but we can hope, right?

Fingers crossed we’ll have more news on the next entry to the Red Dead franchise next year. And perhaps even L.A. Noire and Bully as well. Perhaps Rockstar is implying that we’ll finally have firmer news on The Whore of the Orient, the planned non-chronological L.A. Noire sequel set in Shanghai 1936, but troubled by studio closures?

Have you been waiting for the new Bully, especially after the runaway success of GTA V? Is the sequel to Red Dead Redemption what you'd like most from Rockstar’s 2015 lineup of new announcements, or do you have an even better idea?

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20:25 Dec-21-2014

It's NOT RED DEAD REDEMPTION SERIES! The series is called Red Dead and it is stupid to assume the next game will be Redemption 2. It might as well be Red Dead Revolution or something alon those lines.

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10:53 Dec-20-2014

PLZZZ BRINB RDR TO PC WE ALL ARE SAYING IT SUCH LONG TIME

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09:26 Dec-20-2014

Would love RDR on PC first, but RDR2 would be good to. And if its a console exclusive, I might have to get a PS4 just for it. Will have to wait and see though, but I'm sick of waithing for RDR to come to PC.

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07:54 Dec-20-2014

...You mean Red Dead 3?

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23:43 Dec-19-2014

I have been wanting Red Dead Redemption on PC ever since I played it on PS3. I would love to finally see it on PC, but a whole new Red Dead on PC would probably be even better. I hope they release Redemption on PC & a new one.

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19:51 Dec-19-2014

Maybe it will be on pc times are changeing more and more games from consoles are coming to pc

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18:27 Dec-19-2014

only on Xbox ****ty and Ps4

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16:34 Dec-19-2014

Who cares? This is going to be a console exclusive. I want a LA Noire sequel. Atleast then, we'll be able to play it on PC.

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15:25 Dec-19-2014

Plot twist: They announce Red Dead Revolver 2

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15:41 Dec-19-2014

Might be a one of the few who actually liked that more just damn it was amazing on Ps2 good times.

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15:58 Dec-19-2014

Its the first and only Red Dead I ever played.

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13:16 Dec-19-2014

Yes please!
IMO RDR is the best game of R* :)

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11:27 Dec-19-2014

The title that I was hoping for would have been more like this: "Could Red Dead Redemption Be (Finally) Announced On Pc". Such nice dreams...

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11:19 Dec-19-2014

Aaannnnd it's PS4 and Xbone exclusives ahahaha

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11:10 Dec-19-2014

Are you asking us?

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11:09 Dec-19-2014

I want it on PC!!!

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13:18 Dec-19-2014

Who doesn't :-D

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10:59 Dec-19-2014

i loved L.A. Noire hope there will be new game

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23:21 Dec-19-2014

They said a day or so ago, that sequels to that game, bully and another one will "come when needed"! xD

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