The Night is Dark and Full of Terrors
- Sep 11, 2013
The eagle-eyes behind AllGamesBeta have spied a listing on the LinkedIn profile of Rockstar New England employee Doron Feinstein, which mentions the "next version of a famous IP", in development since at least September 2010. Could John or Jack Marston be getting ready to ride again?
One small and decidedly vague sentence isn't much to go on, granted, but when it's combined with various other bits and bobs gleaned over the last year or more, it certainly begins to look like a Red Dead Redemption sequel isn't a case of if, but of when.
First off, Rockstar began hiring for a next generation console project way back at the start of 2012, long before the Xbox One had been revealed and way before we really had any clear picture on the size and scope of GTA V.
Then, in July last year, Rockstar told fans to "stay tuned" for further announcements regarding the future of the Red Dead franchise during a Q&A on its NewsWire, suggesting it definitely had some things to say regarding a potential sequel.
Finally, just a few weeks ago, Rockstar's Dan Houser told the Guardian that the studio was "of course" interested in next gen platforms. "We don't have another GTA in development, he said, "We don't work on three of these games at a time. That would be phenomenally depressing."
So, if the developer's next gen hiring wasn't for GTA, what was it for? If we're to stay tuned for Red Dead news, what could it be? If the studio is working on a famous IP that isn't GTA, what is it? It's got to be a new Red Dead title. If it isn't, I'll eat my stetson.