Red Dead Redemption 3 confirmed by Rockstar parent company
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Hold onto your cowboy hats, because Red Dead Redemption 3 is coming. At some point, anyway.
The critically acclaimed western series began life with the lesser-known Red Dead Revolver way back in 2004. It was, of course, 2010’s Red Dead Redemption that elevated the series to legendary status, before 2018’s Red Dead Redemption 2 left our jaws on the floor in 2018. We haven't quite managed to pick them up yet, if we're being honest.
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Given the huge amount of time between Red Dead Redemption and Red Dead Redemption 2 (eight years) - not to mention the fact Rockstar is currently working on a little game called GTA VI - we probably shouldn't expect to see the third entry any time soon. Hell, I'd be amazed if it arrived on this generation of consoles.
Still, we finally have official word the game is coming. Speaking with the Jefferies Virtual Global Interactive Entertainment Conference last year (via VGC), Zelnick compared his company’s major franchises - including Red Dead Redemption and Grand Theft Auto - to James Bond, in that they’ll just keep going until the heat death of the universe or the series stop making money. Whichever comes first.
"If it's really, really great, it will keep going," the CEO said. "I don't know if you saw it, I just saw the new Bond film, that was great. You would like every franchise to be James Bond. There are precious few entertainment franchises of any sort that fall into that category, but they do exist. And I think GTA is one of them, I think Red Dead is one of them, NBA is obviously one of them because the game will continue to exist.”
Of course, Zelnick made it clear we're in for a wait. Lest you think GTA VI and Red Dead Redemption 3 have any chance of dropping in the same decade.
"It also requires you to be thoughtful and willing to rest the titles, so you have a sense of, 'wow, this is a rare event,'" Zelnick explained. "I've always said that annualizing non-sports titles runs the risk of burning out the intellectual property, even if it's good. So we take the time to make something we think is incredibly phenomenal, and we also rest titles intentionally so that there's pent-up demand for that title, so it's a special event."