Red Dead Redemption 3 is rumored to be in development, as the leaker claims “RDR3 is officially in the works!”
There’s a lot of buzz circulating about the possibility of Rockstar Games developing Red Dead Redemption 3, the next installment in its beloved series of old-west-themed shooters. However, many fans are approaching these leaks with a healthy dose of skepticism and for various reasons.
Red Dead Redemption 3 is rumored to be in development
Online, a well-known leaker has claimed that Red Dead Redemption 3 is “officially in the works.” Some speculate that this might be due to the impending announcement and release of Grand Theft Auto 6, which is likely nearing the end of its development cycle. With GTA 6 on the horizon, Rockstar might be shifting its focus to Red Dead Redemption 3, a game that could potentially be six or seven years away from release.
This particular leak originates from a Twitter user known as @MyTimeToShineH. It’s worth noting that MyTimeToShineH is primarily associated with movie-related leaks, particularly in the Marvel and DC realms. Since these video game leaks have yet to be independently verified, it’s essential to take the info with a grain of salt.
However, it’s widely accepted that Rockstar is undoubtedly working on some form of Red Dead Redemption 3. What remains uncertain is the nature of this game.
Expectations from Red Dead Redemption 3
Speculation in online circles suggests that Red Dead Redemption 3 could be a prequel to the prequel, set before the events of Red Dead Redemption 2. In this scenario, the game might explore the earlier years of the Van Der Linde Gang, though it’s not confirmed whether it would focus on these characters at all.
A logical narrative choice could be to lead up to the events in Blackwater that resulted in the gang’s dispersion, mirroring how the conclusion of Red Dead Redemption 2 set the stage for the beginning of 2010’s Red Dead Redemption.
While it’s been almost five years since Red Dead Redemption 2’s release, fans have been anticipating a third installment. The series began with Red Dead Revolver in 2004 and gained immense popularity with Red Dead Redemption in 2010. Despite the anticipation, it’s unlikely that the third game will arrive soon, given the lengthy development cycles of previous titles and Rockstar’s focus on GTA VI.
Other speculations and news around Red Dead Redemption 3
Well, along with rumors, Take-Two, the parent company of Rockstar Games in Jefferies Virtual Global Interactive Entertainment Conference (November 2021), has also confirmed that the Red Dead Redemption series will continue, similar to how the James Bond franchise has endured.
Take-Two’s CEO, Strauss Zelnick, has compared their major franchises, including Red Dead Redemption and Grand Theft Auto, to James Bond, suggesting that they will continue as long as they remain financially successful. Zelnick highlighted the need for quality over annual releases, emphasizing the importance of giving titles time to develop and create demand for special events in gaming.
This confirmation should provide reassurance to fans eagerly awaiting the next Red Dead Redemption installment, even though its release may still be quite some time away due to Rockstar’s meticulous development process and their current commitments to other projects like GTA VI.
Possible release window of RDR3
Despite the official statements, the lack of concrete details has left many Red Dead Redemption fans skeptical. Even those who entertain the notion of a third installment in development don’t anticipate seeing it anytime soon.
Some estimates range from 2030 to 2035 and the driving factor behind these extended timelines is Rockstar’s approach to game development.
Rockstar, a subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive, is currently teasing Grand Theft Auto 6 without an official announcement, despite a significant leak of gameplay and coding assets nearly a year ago that seems connected to a GTA sequel. Coupled with this is the understanding that crafting a game of this magnitude takes a considerable amount of time. The original Red Dead Redemption was released in May 2010, and its sequel didn’t see the light of day until October 2018.
In essence, while the prospect of Red Dead Redemption 3 is tantalizing for fans, the gaming community remains cautious, understanding the meticulous craftsmanship and time investment Rockstar Games pours into each of its projects. Until Rockstar provides official confirmation or more concrete information surfaces, these Red Dead Redemption 3 rumors should be taken with a grain of skepticism.
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