After hinting at the game for months and months, Rockstar Games appears to confirm Red Dead Redemption 2, sending fans of the Western series into a tailspin.
Ever since its release in 2010, gamers have been hoping for a sequel to Red Dead Redemption. Fans were positively giddy when it appeared that Red Dead Redemption 2 would be announced at E3 2016, then, when those rumors were dismissed, all attention was turned to this year's Gamescom.
Although there was no big reveal at Gamescom either, gamers are still holding out hope. Rockstar Games, seemingly not wanting to let those fans down, has now taken to Twitter to tease Red Dead Redemption 2.
On Sunday morning, a simple image from Rockstar sent fans into a tailspin. Although the post, which was shared on both Twitter and Facebook, contained no words and just included an image of the Rockstar logo on a red background, many have taken it as a sign that Red Dead Redemption 2 is about to be announced. The background of the logo has an instantly recognizable style as it's the same style used in so much of the art for the original Red Dead Redemption - check out the image at the top of this post for comparison.
Many are also convinced that this is a teaser for Red Dead Redemption 2 as recently, executives at Take-Two (Rockstar's parent company) confirmed that the developer is working on "some exciting future projects" that would be revealed "soon." Few things would be more exciting that RDR2 - except perhaps a sequel to Bully - and the timing of this tweet could certainly be considered as 'soon.' And, with Rockstar's official pages (including its website) also changing to this red logo, it seems unlikely that the announcement is as small as an RDR re-release for PS4.
Moreover, fans are putting stock into the Red Dead Redemption 2 theory as the timing of the announcement is, in their opinion, brilliant. With sales of the original Red Dead Redemption jumping by 6,000% due to the Xbox One's backward compatibility feature and with fans on PS4 also snapping up Red Red Revolver, fans' interest in seeing a new entry in the series is at an all time high.
Plus, new TV show Westworld (which is inspired by Red Dead Redemption and Grand Theft Auto) has reinvigorated the public's interest in Western-themed media, meaning that Red Dead Redemption 2 could entice players from outside its existing fanbase.
Unfortunately, with the social media posts being so vague, it means that there are no confirmed details about when the game will officially be announced or what it will include. Previous rumors have suggested that Red Dead Redemption 2 will have two protagonists, but until Rockstar confirms this information itself, take that with a pinch of salt.
Source: Rockstar - Twitter