Here's What Twitter is Saying About Red Dead Redemption 2

Noteworthy Twitter reactions to the Red Dead Redemption 2 announcement.

Over the past 24-hours, Rockstar Games has managed to break the internet with two teaser images over on Twitter. The first image merely featured Rockstar’s signature icon logo on a red backdrop. While this was enough to spark some speculation, it was the second teaser image that indirectly confirmed the theory that a new Red Dead Redemption 2 game may soon be on the horizon. 

The second teaser features a series of cowboy silhouettes walking forward from a bright red sunset. The black and red color scheme is a clear nod to the Red Dead series, while the group of seven cowboys point to a Magnificent Seven-inspired theme. While no other text accompanied the image, the tweet serves as evidence that Rockstar most likely has something Red Dead-related up their sleeves.

The tweet unsurprisingly prompted a slew of reactionary Twitter responses with further speculation about the prospects for a future Red Dead game and what it could entail. We’ve rounded up several notable Twitter reactions below. 

Based on the silhouettes in the image, many are speculating that the next Red Dead game will be a prequel to the events of Red Dead Redemption, rather than a direct sequel to the second game.  

A new Red Dead title would be the third installment in the series, after Red Dead Revolver and Red Dead Redemption before it. Among the Twitter reactions are a handful of tweets that propose guesses as to what the third installment would be called, with “Red Dead Revolution,” “Red Dead Retribution”, and simply “Red Dead 3,” topping the list as popular choices. 

While we haven’t heard anything concrete about the development of a new Red Dead game, these teasers are enough to keep Rockstar on everyone’s radar over the next few weeks, anxiously awaiting updates. Whatever this Red Dead-related thing may be, there’s high hopes that it will be available on PC this time around, and that it will be more than a mere Redemption remaster. We’ll keep you up to date on any details we might receive in the near future.

Update: Rockstar has confirmed that Red Dead Redemption 2 is coming sometime in 2017. 

Larryn Bell

At my last save point, I left off in a massive open world where I write about video games and make content for the interwebs. For me, video games are all about the strength of the experience. Give me good narratives, unique mechanics, competitive strategy, or at the very least, distract me with cats.

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