It's perhaps the most hotly-anticipated game yet to be announced, but developer Rockstar has given perhaps its biggest tease yet that Red Dead Redemption 2 is on the way.
On Sunday it updated its Facebook page with a very familiar red color scheme Cover Photo.
That dappled red remind you of anything? Take a look at the Red Dead Redemption box art:
Awfully similar background, right?
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The same image was tweeted, suggesting a co-ordinated teasing campaign for whatever comes next from Rockstar:
pic.twitter.com/BklXMlZ0UQOctober 16, 2016
The company's Newswire website saw a similar update.
Though Rockstar hasn't offered any accompanying details with the social media updates, it seems to suggest that the open-world cowboy franchise will soon be making a return.
Rockstar publishing partner Take-Two recently announced that the developer was "of course hard at work on exciting future projects," and with the recent Grand Theft Auto V biker update seemingly marking the end of major content packs for that game, attentions are likely turning to the Old West.
Indeed, earlier this year TechRadar exclusively revealed what a trusted source claimed to be a first look at the Red Dead Redemption 2 map, revealing the new game to be a prequel to 2010's Red Dead Redemption. It also suggested that there will be a link to Mafia 3, also published by Take-Two, with both Mafia 3 and the Red Dead leak sharing the location of New Bordeaux.
2010's Red Dead Redemption is often considered one of the finest games of the last generation, mixing the open-world action of the Grand Theft Auto series with a super-cool spaghetti western aesthetic. A current gen return to the Wild West created by Rockstar is high on many a gamer's wishlist.
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