The gaming community is eagerly awaiting official news on the third instalment of Rockstar Games’ acclaimed Western saga, Red Dead Redemption. Here’s a roundup of what we currently know, what we’re speculating on, and what fans are hoping for in the sequel to 2018’s massively successful Red Dead Redemption 2.
According to rumours and some leaks, Red Dead Redemption 3 might already be in the early stages of development. While Rockstar Games has not confirmed anything, considering the significant gap between the release of Red Dead Redemption 1 and 2, it wouldn’t be surprising if preliminary work has begun.
As of now, there’s no official word on a release date. However, some speculate that given Rockstar’s focus on the upcoming GTA 6, expected around 2025, a sequel to RDR2 might not surface until closer to 2030. The game company’s slower pace of releases also lends credence to this long timeline.
While many expect the game to be set again in America and México, there is speculation that Rockstar could surprise us by setting the game in a completely different locale. One intriguing rumour suggests the UK, which would align with the 1919 timeline and could integrate with existing storylines in interesting ways. Others are hoping for a Native American theme, possibly even venturing into South America.
Among the candidates for main characters in the new game, Landon Ricketts and Charles Smith are popular picks. Both have rich backstories that tie into the existing RDR universe. Ricketts would offer another take on the classic gunslinger archetype, while Charles Smith’s multicultural heritage and life experiences could bring a fresh narrative perspective to the series.
Given the probable late release date, it’s almost certain that the game will be developed for next-next-gen consoles, which could arrive around 2028, according to leaked documents from Microsoft. The game will likely also be released on PC, and who knows, possibly even on cloud gaming platforms or in VR.
While most of the information remains speculative, what’s certain is that the game, when it arrives, will have a massive impact, much like its predecessors. Until then, all eyes are on Rockstar for official announcements that could provide more concrete details.
So, saddle up! The road to Red Dead Redemption 3 may be long, but it promises to be an exciting journey.