Do You Want Red Dead Redemption 2, Or Something Else Entirely?
People are getting very excited about the possibility of a Red Dead Redemption sequel, but what if Rockstar San Diego went to work on a new IP?
Good news: Rockstar San Diego, creator of the excellent Red Dead Redemption, is advertising for staff to work on a new open-world game. Woohoo, etc. It’s got to be RDR 2, hasn’t it?
Yes, of course. Look at the evidence. The original was scored out of the wazoo. It sold approximately 14 Quarktillion copies. Surely, if Rockstar and its corporate overlord had any sense, it would be chaining the San Diego guys to their desks and telling them they’ve got two years to make it or the families get it.
What if this isn’t the case however? Don’t get us wrong: we love the idea of an RDR 2. There’s so many good settings and narrative options available: American Civil War, for example. Why not?
Good question. Here’s another one though: what if San Diego were free from the constraints that an RDR sequel would bring, and instead could head off and create a new IP?
Put it this way: do we need a new RDR right about now? The answer, really, is no. Not really. If we had the choice we’d far rather take a new property, a risk essentially from the team, because RDR 2 is all but guaranteed anyway. A new experience less so.
Thanks for the heads up, GameInformer