After Fallout 4 fans’ expectations were misled by a hoax teaser site, gamers’ interest in the upcoming sequels exploded and the target seems to be Rockstar. Although the developer is busy with GTA V PC, fans are reminiscing about Rockstar’s franchises and guessing which famous IP will be brought back to life.
Bethesda may have unintentionally deceived gamers all over the world who hoped to put their hands on Fallout 4, but this unfortunate event worked wonders with Rockstar and its famous franchises. After GTA V PC version enjoyed plenty of publicity, gamers are now looking back at 2010’s game of the year and hoping for a sequel. Red Dead Redemption, one of the best video games of all times, and which sold 13 million copies in two years after its release, was always considered a franchise by Rockstar executives.
In 2012, during an Asked & Answered session about GTA V’s new screen, Rockstar mentioned that Red Dead Redemption is another game close to the developer company’s heart and executives are happy that gamers loved the main character’s tale. In addition, Rockstar also said that Red Dead Redemption fans could be looking at “more epic Western action.” Fans were alerted to “stay tuned for further announcements about the future of Red Dead Redemption Series.”
Until a Fallout 4 release day is confirmed, gamers seem to be interested in Rockstar’s upcoming game, especially if Red Dead Redemption 2 is in production. Fans of Bethesda’s Fallout 4 demand the developer to reveal the game’s release day and have started a petition which already generated over 6,000 signatures. However, until this mystery is solved, gamers are waiting to soothe their broken hopes with the highly anticipated Red Dead Redemption.
Take-Two, the owner of Rockstar, already gave hints with regard to the game’s sequel and presumably aims at turning it into a permanent franchise. CEO Strauss Zelnick considers that Rockstar should ultimately focus on its permanent franchises.
The CEO also mentioned that Rockstar’s competitors see their games in a different way, namely as a product with an expiration date on it. Once a game begins, it also has to end but GTA’s developer does not think that its products should go to waste. Instead, the general intention is to transform all the important games into permanent franchises so that gamers can enjoy them for a longer period.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is not on the 2014’s expected games, therefore fans could have to wait at least another year to enjoy it but gamers are still wondering which famous IP Rockstar is working on. One of the developer’s senior engineers suggested that the New England division is already looking at the “next version of a famous IP” but did not reveal the game’s name.
Fallout 4 may have been the victim of a hoax teaser site, which made fans believe the game’s sequel was ready to be released, but a developer’s bad luck is another’s good fortune and Rockstar’s most awaited series could be just around the corner. As company executives mentioned in an interview last year, “We don’t always rush to make sequels but that does not mean that we won’t get to them eventually.” Taking into consideration that the developer is not offering names, any game could be the next IP but fans cannot help but believe that the famous IP is none other than Red Dead Redemption.
By Gabriela Motroc