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Red Dead Redemption sequel “is in the works potentially for a 2014 launch”

Monday, 27th January 2014 09:14 GMT By Matt Martin

Baird Equity Research predicts return to the American Frontier this year. As well as PC, Xbox One and PS4 release of GTA V.

Take-Two and Rockstar Games could be gearing up for the announcement and release of the third title in the Red Dead series, according to a report by Baird Equity Research.

The research firm expects key announcements this year in order for Take-Two to meet guidelines it has issued to shareholders for the next financial year.

“Take Two continues to produce some of the highest-quality console and PC games, which we believe should transition well on next-gen platforms,” said analyst Colin Sebastian in the 2014 Video Game Industry Predictions and Q4 Results Preview.

“We expect product announcements over the next year such as extending GTA V to other platforms (e.g., PC, next-gen consoles), the next Red Dead, etc., to help improve revenue and earnings visibility. In addition, the company has significant potential to grow digital/onnline revenues, which should help improve gross margins and add visibility to growth.”

He added: “We expect PC version of GTA V in 2014. Recently, Amazon.com posted a product listing for a PC-version of the company‚Äôs blockbuster franchise Grand Theft Auto V (GTA). While a PC version would not be a big surprise, this indirect confirmation of the game helps to provide some added visibility to consensus F2015 (Mar) estimates.

“In fact, we have previously published that GTA-extensions are in the development pipeline, and likely needed for the company to hit FY targets. We also believe the next Red Dead game is in the works potentially for a 2014 launch.”

It’s worth noting that Rockstar and Take-Two are well known for announcing but then delaying even its biggest games, although CEO Strauss Zelnick mentioned the franchise in July last year.

This report from July 2012 suggests the next title in the franchise will be called Red Dead Rebellion.

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21 Comments

  1. Dragon

    Not happening, since there is not enough time to build up hype.
    Even more so if GTA5 gets PS4/X1/PC release.

    #1 8 months ago
  2. Erthazus

    2014? No way. as Dragon said not enough time to build up hype.

    #2 8 months ago
  3. The_Red

    I’m still baffled about lack of RDR for PC. What is wrong with them?

    #3 8 months ago
  4. Erthazus

    ^ Not enough people to make it happen. RDR development was a mess.

    #4 8 months ago
  5. Ireland Michael

    You need a whole year to build up hype?

    Half the reason CoD sells so well is because there’s only a few months between the announcement and the release. The industry would be served far better if companies got the whole advertising hype thing down to a much smaller span of time. It stops consumers from getting bored and moving on to something else.

    #5 8 months ago
  6. Dragon

    ^Remember GTA5? That thing sold more than any CoD :lol:

    #6 8 months ago
  7. Ireland Michael

    @6 That’s one game.

    #7 8 months ago
  8. Dragon

    And Rockstar is just one special studio.

    #8 8 months ago
  9. Erthazus

    @5, CoD sells because there is a community that buys it every year.

    GTAV on the other hand was hyped to death for some years.

    #9 8 months ago
  10. Ireland Michael

    Well yes, they do have the benefit of being Rockstar. When you make people wait five years for the next installment in one of your games, that’s a completely different type of hype all together. I half expect (get it?!) Half Life 3 will break the internet the day it gets announced / released.

    But announcing a game six months before release does a heck of a lot more for its hype than announcing it a year and a half before. That’s just smart advertising.

    But yeah, next gen Red Dead probably would be enough to convince me to actually get a next gen console.

    #10 8 months ago
  11. monkeygourmet

    I hate the fact that games can have years of marketing before release. I much prefer an announcement about 6 months before the title is actually available.

    Bioshock Infinite was a good example of being over hyped. The first trailer was fabricated with the final game not meeting my expectations atall.

    I think Watchdogs and the ‘Division’ may potentially go the same way. Deep Down being another example off the top of my head.

    #11 8 months ago
  12. Ireland Michael

    The worst example in recent memory for me is Lords of Shadow 2.

    Things went so quiet after the original reveal trailer that I almost completely forgot about the game until recently. It looks great, but it feels like it’s taking forever to actually materialise.

    #12 8 months ago
  13. Hyperx64

    No one saw that coming :/

    #13 8 months ago
  14. Rockstar Vienna

    GTA V for PC/PS4/XBone this year is definitely possible. But there’s no way R* will release the next Red Dead this year. Not because of the time to build up hype. But because of GTA V and its DLCs imo. I’m sure Rockstar will focus on GTA V the whole year. Like they did with GTA IV. The game came out in April 2008. The next Game of Rockstar was Red Dead in 2010. Maybe we’ll get Agent in 2015 (if it’s still still in development ^^) and the next Red Dead in 2016. That’s my wild guess. But anyway, Red Dead Redemption was my personal Game Of This Generation and i can’t wait for the next. :)

    #14 8 months ago
  15. schnide

    So what they’ve done is taken information about what we already knew (RDR sequel likely, GTA V PC/next gen) and just added an unlikely release date to the RDR sequel. Well done Baird, you’ve earnt your money there!

    #15 8 months ago
  16. Erthazus

    @Ireland Michael, completely aggree. That’s because Konami’s PR department is full of shit.

    It’s not only releasing in February with no marketing. It is releasing with Thief 4 at the same day. So basically they wanted it to Tank horribly.

    That’s exactly the ame thing happened with Silent Hill that tanked so much that Konami started asking Hideo Kojima to make it.

    @Monkey, +100. Feeling the same way.

    #16 8 months ago
  17. KineticCalvaria

    Awesome, one of my all time favourites!

    #17 8 months ago
  18. 2-K

    I guess we’ll get Bully 2 first and then new Red Dead but time will tell..

    #18 8 months ago
  19. drewbles82

    Sorry dont believe that for a second. They would want people to know its coming for over a year. They will be working on GTAV port to PC, they will also be working on the huge DLC story mode stuff, along with the stuff for online. I agree people are working on Red Dead 2 but no way would they release this year. Maybe an announcement round E3 time but no release this year.

    #19 8 months ago
  20. Greavus42

    Only time will tell… I’m in no hurry for the next Red Dead game, I can wait.

    Once they finish with GTAV, on to the american frontier…

    #20 8 months ago
  21. vicrysty

    GTA 5 on ps4 does not care but Red Dead Redemption wait to appear in 2014 on ps4.

    #21 8 months ago

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