Pointed out in Rockstar Games’ usual Q&A segment with fans and community members this week, Red Dead Redemption just might have a sequel in the works.
When prompted with questions via Facebook and Twitter concerning a sequel or prequel to 2010’s multi-award winning spaghetti western, Rockstar responded accordingly:
“Awesome, we love Red Dead too – and are thrilled that so many of you loved John Marston’s tale and are excited for more epic Western action. As we mentioned in our last set of Asked & Answereds to similar questions about the future of other game franchises like Bully and L.A. Noire, we don’t always rush to make sequels but that does not mean that we won’t get to them eventually.
Stay tuned for further announcements about the future of the Red Dead series.”
In regard to a sequel, that would certainly be exciting news to a number of folks who enjoyed the game. However, a prequel sounds all the more tantalizing in my mind – and let me tell you why.
The story of John Marston is complete, it finished when Red Dead Redemption’s curtain closed– and if you’re at all familiar with the game’s ending, you know what I mean. Some will cry foul at my excitement for a prequel, seeing as how a prequel already does exist, in the form of Red Dead Revolver.
It should be noted, however, that not nearly as many people played Revolver as did Redemption, and that the two games are based on entirely different characters – though they exist in the same “universe”, as it were.
That said, a prequel that tells the events prior to John Marston’s arrival in Blackwater in Redemption could no doubt be compelling, and would help flesh out the character of Marston even more – even considering how fantastic of a job Rockstar did in Red Dead Redemption.
What do you folks think? Would you like a sequel or prequel? Neither? Both?