A LinkedIn profile of a senior engineer currently employed at Rockstar Games suggests that their New England division is working on the “next version of a famous IP”.
The profile doesn’t mention the IP in specific but we can surely take a wild guess. With Grand Theft Auto V released, that leaves behind only one ‘famous’ title – a sequel to Red Dead Redemption. The mention of ‘next version’ may perhaps also signify development for the next-gen consoles.
AllGamesBeta was the first to spot the CV of Rockstar Games senior graphics engineer Doron Feinstein who currently works at Rockstar’s New England studio. In the past he has worked extensively on Max Payne 3 and the just released GTA V.
Rockstar is of course keeping quiet on the matter. If Red Dead Redemption 2 is indeed looking at a release in Fall of next year, then perhaps the studio is just waiting for the right moment to make a statement. On the other hand this is pure speculation and fans can just start hoping that Rockstar is indeed working on a next-gen sequel.
Red Dead Redemption was released back in May of 2010 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. It was instantly received by critical success and impressive sales numbers. It was pretty obvious that there was no way Rockstar would leave behind this franchise without going for another installment. Perhaps the year 2014 will do just that.