As hype builds for a Red Dead Redemption sequel, some fans have noticed that Take-Two Interactive Software have quietly claimed the domain for Red Dead Online.
In all the excitement for a sequel to 2010's Red Dead Redemption, fans have been scouring the internet for more evidence of a future Red Dead game's existence. Well now it's been found, and it comes in the form of a domain registry for Red Dead Online.
Of course, the name alone means nothing, as any interested party could potentially claim the domain for themselves, but further research indicates that the site holder for reddeadonline.com is currently Take-Two Interactive Software. For those who don't know, Take-Two is the parent company to Rockstar Games, which in turn is responsible for Red Dead Redemption. It's exciting news, and it could well mean that the upcoming title, if there is indeed one, will have a significant online mode similar to GTA Online.
As shown in the information above, Red Dead Online's website is currently in the possession of Take-Two, though they could be simply holding onto it in case other parties get any ideas about registering it for themselves. That said, visiting the site right now links to the Rockstar Games website, in particular the article showing off the latest promotion for what can only be an upcoming Red Dead Redemption sequel.
Creating an online mode for a future Red Dead game is smart move on the developer's part, as GTA Online has been incredibly profitable for the company, generating over half a billion dollars in revenue without taking into account the game's total sales. With all the hype surrounding Rockstar's Red Dead 3 tease, we'd say a new Western title could possibly even surpass its modern day counterpart.
For those eager to learn more, it's likely that we won't have to wait long to find out what the developer is planning to reveal next. With a logo update two days ago, and the concept art release yesterday, it looks like daily news drips are the way forward. Perhaps Rockstar will give us a name to hype up soon, though we are already aware that it won't be the predicted Red Dead Retribution.
If rumors are anything to go by, the upcoming game might just have multiple protagonists, something that the concept art may have already touched on with the seven silhouettes in the background.
What do you want to see in a Red Dead Redemption sequel, Ranters? We've got some thoughts on the matter. Stay tuned for more news that is likely to be arriving later today.