‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ Release Date, News & Update: Sequel Will Be Called ‘Red Dead 3,’ Heading for a 2017 Launching?

By Tim Armstrong , Updated Sep 26, 2016 07:37 AM EDT
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The upcoming open world, western-shooter video game, "Red Dead Redemption 2" has been a favorite subject of numerous rumors and speculations online. Ever since the first installment came out six years ago, fans have been waiting for game developer Rockstar Games to release the sequel of the popular title. Now, new reports have emerged suggesting that the launching of Sony and Microsoft's new gaming console could indicate the arrival of the highly anticipated sequel.  

There are speculations circulating all over the Internet suggesting that "Red Dead Redemption 2" will be launch along with Sony's upcoming PlayStation 4 Pro and Microsoft's much awaited Project Scorpio. However, the upcoming PlayStation 4 Pro has already been announced by Sony and the console is already scheduled for a November release.

If rumors prove to be true, the release of "Red Dead Redemption 2" might happen next year as Project Scorpio is said to be launch not earlier than the end of 2017. Nonetheless, Rockstar Games and its parent company Take-Two Interactive have yet to provide a single detail about the future of "Red Dead Redemption."

Launching the new "Red Dead Redemption 2" in 2017 along with Microsoft's new console will also help the game's marketing as they try to capture newer audience. During an interview with Engadget, Aaron Greenberg, the Microsoft's Xbox games marketing head, said that the release of Xbox Scorpio will determined the future of gaming consoles.

"We think the future is without console generations," he said. "We think that the ability to build a library, a community, to be able to iterate with the hardware -- we're making a pretty big bet on that with Project Scorpio," Greenberg explained but he did not confirm that "Red Dead Redemption 2" will come together with the Xbox Scorpio. "We're basically saying, 'This isn't a new generation; everything you have continues forward and it works.' We think of this as a family of devices."

Meanwhile, several reports have emerged suggesting that the game developer might change the title of the sequel, which is without the word "Redemption." The reports added that instead of "Red Dead Redemption 2," Rockstar might go with "Red Dead 3." However, this has yet to be confirmed by the company.

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