It’s been more than six years since the critically-acclaimed open-world Western game Red Dead Redemption was released and Rockstar Games has finally announced a follow-up. The developer has confirmed that a new title is in development with a pair of photos on social media: one showing the company’s logo on a red splash reminiscent of the Red Dead brand and the other showing a group of seven cowboys climbing a hill, the sun and mountains behind them.
While it’s exciting to know that a new Red Dead game will be out in just a year’s time, we won’t know what Rockstar has in store when it comes to content until a full unveiling occurs. It’s safe to assume that the next Red Dead will borrow heavily from Grand Theft Auto V’s ridiculously successful online mode, but when it comes to single player content, we have no idea what to expect. Still, we’ve put together a few ideas for what we hope will be included in the next installment in the series.
10. An Even Bigger and Better Map
The map in Red Dead Redemption was one of the game’s main selling points. At the time, it was one of the biggest and most vast maps in gaming, and was beautiful! The map spanned a number of different areas including small towns, wide open plains, hilly areas and even a snowy sections with mountains. In Red Dead Redemption 2, which will certainly be available on next gen platforms, hopefully the developers will take advantage of this increase in power and make the map even bigger and more beautiful. Right now, the Grand Theft Auto 5 map is the standard and we believe that Red Dead Redemption 2 can be even better.