It would be really nice if Rockstar Games would release some information on the next ‘possible’ game in the Red Dead series.
The phenomenal release of Red Dead Redemption, published by Rockstar Games and developed by Rockstar San Diego, in 2010 has kept gamers constantly replaying the wonderful (and tragic) story of John Marston.
Marston was a gunslinger and an outlaw gang member. He met his wife Abigail and started running with Dutch van der Linde, Javier Escuella and Bill Williamson in his early career life of train robberies, bank hold-ups and gang destruction after leaving the orphanage in 1890. This game covers the life after Marston “left the gang when the gang left him.” I won’t say too much in case there are some people out there that haven’t played it yet.
This was by far one of the best games I have ever had the privilege of playing, and I have actually replayed the Story Mode at least 6 times since I purchased the game in the Summer of 2011. It’s just that good of a story.
Next Red Dead Game
There are many different websites, Twitter feeds, Facebook Pages and News posts regarding the next installment in the Red Dead series from Rockstar Games, but which of these are actually fact over fiction??
ALL that we know so far is that Rockstar hinted at there being another Red Dead game by saying this in a recent Asked and Answered to Rockstar:
As we mentioned in our last set of Asked & Answereds to similar questions about the future of other game franchises like Bully and L.A. Noire, we don’t always rush to make sequels but that does not mean that we won’t get to them eventually. Stay tuned for further announcements about the future of the Red Dead series.
Now I will add that this does not, I will say again, DOES NOT confirm a new Red Dead installment. Rockstar simply hinted and said ‘stay tuned for further announcements about the future of the Red Dead series.’ That alone could mean many things, but what we are all hoping it means is the 3rd game in the series following Red Dead Revolver and Red Dead Redemption.
Plus, there are videos all over YouTube claiming the next Red Dead will be called “Red Dead Rebellion” and “Red Dead Revolution”. Like this video: Red Dead Rebellion News! about the next character being named Big Jesse. There is also this video: Red Dead Rebellion Trailer which is a short video of supposed footage of a town/settlement named St. Elmo which is not a town from the first 2 Red Dead games. The video is definitely game footage of some kind, whether it’s the actual footage for the next Red Dead game is a little misleading because if Rockstar does develop a 3rd Red Dead, pretty sure it would be on the next gen consoles so the graphics in the video look more of a Xbox 360 or PS3 type. Note: the description for the video does say that “Red Dead Rebellion is a third-person action shooter, which will only be available for mobile devices.” – ALL of this video is very controversial, misleading and most likely completely fake.
Plus there are dozens of other videos floating around YouTube with people claiming they know exactly what Rockstar is cooking up for Red Dead 3 (so to speak).
New Red Dead Game Plot
Hopefully, if Rockstar and Rockstar San Diego DO decide to make another Red Dead game, I think it would be nice to have maybe a prequel to the first 2 games. Before Redemption and before Revolver. This would be a new protagonist and could opt for a cameo from Marston when he was still in the gang with Dutch, Escuella and Williamson, or even an appearance from Red Harlow. This is just one type of plot that could be featured in a new Red Dead game.
Another awesome plot would be a prequel to Redemption alone. Where John Marston was still the protagonist but instead of playing around the 1911 year of cowboy era, maybe it could be set a decade or more before then when Marston was still in the gang with Dutch, Escuella and Williamson. Where robbing banks, stealing horses, robbing from the rich and giving to the poor, Robin Hood style, would all be part of the game.
Both of these could be very interesting as a 3rd installment for the Red Dead series. I’m just really excited, anxious and anticipating good news from Rockstar Games about a new Red Dead game.