After a cryptic hype filled announcement, Rockstar is keeping a low profile in regards to releasing updates about Red Dead Redemption 2. Recently, evidence has been surfacing on the internet, implying that the next installment in the Red Dead series may, in fact, be a prequel.
Late last year, we first reported that Red Dead Redemption 2 information was leaked, shortly afterward, Rockstar Games confirmed that the game was currently in development, with the first trailer revealed a few days after their announcement.
Several gamers are speculating that Red Dead Redemption 2 might be a sequel because of the way the first game ended. In the ending of the original Red Dead Redemption the main protagonist, John Marston dies. If the speculation that the next entry is indeed before the events of the first game, we can infer that the next game will focus on Marston and his crew before they disband.
Earlier this month, a dedicated Red Dead fan, revealed that several voice actors from the first game are all following each other on Twitter. Including Marston’s voice actor, Rob Wiethoff, and Steve J. Palmer, who voice Bill Williamson in the original game. A couple of days later, voice actor Roger Clark, who’s voice sounds very similar to the individual who did the voice over in the RDR2 trailer “liked” a speculation video on the upcoming game on YouTube.
Another telling clue was that one cyber sleuth found a private resume of an actor who did motion capture for “Dutch” in Red Dead Redemption 2, a character that dies in the first one.
Currently, Rockstar has not commented on speculation but hopefully, more news regarding the game’s story will be announced in the coming months. Red Dead Redemption 2 is anticipated to launch later this year on PlayStion 4 and Xbox One.