One gamer finds unactivated links on the official Rockstar website in a sequence that seems to hint at the developer's plans to announce two Red Dead titles in the near future.
Gamers sure are a dedicated and crafty bunch, and few care more than those that stand firmly behind Rockstar Games. When these individuals aren't constantly browsing through the online portfolios of Rockstar's past and present artists, they are apparently intimately looking through the code of the developer's website. Fortunately for others in this case, it appears that, not one, but two new Red Dead titles have been ousted by just such tactics.
Reddit user Gaudynights recently pointed out that the current site layout seems to suggest that a pair of Red Dead titles are en route. Making reference to two 404ed game pages, the fan goes on to acknowledge how the other entires in the franchise are labelled, noting that the only two games that are out of place on the site are Grand Theft Auto 5 and Red Dead Redemption. As it turns out, the fact that the pages exist simply means that Rockstar likely plans on updating them in time – while the numbers on both pages hint at the franchise they fall under.
According to Gaudynights, this means that Rockstar seems to have big plans for its blockbuster Western series.
"Games 11 and 112. Remember that RDR is game 1 and RDR:UN is game 111. So there are two game pages linked that follow the number format to mean they are associated with RDR. When you try to visit those pages they 404, like the error says, but the fact that the error exists means there is code on the games list set up to direct to them when they do exist. My guesses would be maybe the new RDR game and a remaster of RDR?"
While a remastered iteration of Red Dead Redemption seems farfetched initially, it's important to note that it could end up being a rather solid business strategy on the part of Take-Two Interactive. If the sequel to Red Dead Redemption doesn't arrive until 2017, as is currently rumored, then a high-definition remaster would be a great filler for audiences as they wait for Rockstar's next massive open-world, horse-riddled adventure. Add in the fact that the allegedly leaked map for the new Red Dead seems to be absolutely massive, and the need for extra development time makes itself quite apparent.
Some may also point to this "other" Red Dead title as potentially being a companion app of sorts, but it should be noted that a similar app for GTAV, iFruit, doesn't have its own page on Rockstar's official site – meaning that it's unlikely Red Dead's would either. When also considering that Redemption never saw release on PC, the possibility of a remastered iteration of the title really isn't out of the question.
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