Red Dead Redemption 3 officially confirmed by Rockstar's parent company
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There is no questioning that Rockstar Games is one of the biggest juggernauts in the gaming industry, making some of the most-loved video games of all time.
But gamers are always thinking about what is coming next from the legendary studio, especially considering their latest two releases, Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption 2, are loved so much.
Well, it may not come as much as a surprise, but it has been officially confirmed that Red Dead Redemption 3 will be coming at some point.
The now critically acclaimed series began way back in 2004 with the lesser-known Red Dead Revolver, however, it was in 2010 when the series really made its mark.
That was of course with the original Red Dead Redemption, following the iconic protagonist that was John Marston.
A sequel, Red Dead Redemption 2, followed in 2018 - which somehow managed to top the 2010 classic.
Now, we have official confirmation that a third Red Dead Redemption game is on the way, though it is not clear when it will be released.
Speaking with the Jefferies Virtual Global Interactive Entertainment Conference last year (via VGC), Strauss Zelnick - managing director of Rockstar's parent company Take-Two Interactive - compared some of his company's major franchises.
Essentially, Zelnick said they would keep going until gamers got bored of them.
"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."
However, Zelnick made it pretty clear fans would have to wait for the next instalment.
He added: "It also requires you to be thoughtful and willing to rest the titles, so you have a sense of, 'wow, this is a rare even'.
"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."
Before Red Dead Redemption 3 comes out, Rockstar Games is expected to ship Grand Theft Auto 6.