In case we hadn’t gotten enough hints that Red Dead Redemption 2 is under development and will likely be revealed sometime soon (likely at E3), a Rockstar developer has definitely just confirmed it for us.
Ruben Tavares, a 3D artist that had previously worked at Rockstar for 10 years, put up his history of game development on his LinkedIn profile. The games on the list included Midnight Club: Los Angeles (a racing game), Grand Theft Auto V, and Red Dead Redemption 2.
Red Dead Redemption would be the third game in the Red Dead series, after the first game Red Dead Revolver, and Red Dead Redemption, which came out in 2010. Since Tavares was a Rockstar developer for 10 years, and only left Rockstar in 2015, it’s quite possible that Rockstar had been working on Red Dead Redemption 2 for many years and has simply been very good at hiding that fact until a few months ago when rumors of Red Dead Redemption 2 began to spread.
This is a similar situation to Bethesda’s Fallout 4 announcement at last year’s E3, which had been kept completely secret (barring a number of hoaxes) until it had been announced at the conference.
However, there is a possibility that Tavares might have been wrong; in a biography he wrote at Moby Games, he said that he worked on the original Red Dead Redemption as a Lighting Artist, with no apparent mention of Red Dead Redemption 2. Whether the Rockstar developer made a typo or not, however, is a mystery for now.
Either way, we’ll just have to see which is right. There are already a number of rumors that Red Dead Redemption 2 might be shown at the 2016 E3 conferences, but July is still four months away.
Either way, it can be said that Red Dead Redemption 2 might be one of the most highly anticipated games of this generation, due to the critical acclaim of the last Red Dead Redemption game for its dark story and being able to deliver a good Western experience.