With E3 now less than two weeks away the “rumour mill” is officially in full swing regarding possible reveals and announcements to be made by both Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo in relation to what they may or may not have to show at the Convention Center in Los Angeles.
One of the more talked about possibilities other the past few months is Red Dead Redemption 2, the possible sequel or prequel to the 2010 classic western shooter developed by Rockstar Games. This past week, an image surfaced online via Reddit that could prove to be the most believable leak to date regarding the game. User, WColt managed to find a single screenshot from what appears to be either a Red Dead Redemption remaster or a possible long awaited sequel. The leaked image, which can be viewed below is taken from a former Rockstar artists portfolio.
Fellow Redditor, KDotMatrix shared some interesting views on the image,
“I’d note the chromatic aberration on the poles and other objects in the image, a small point of contention in GTA V. Chromatic aberration has become increasingly prevalent in modern triple-A games as of late. Here’s a screenshot that shows the effect in the PC version of GTA V. This was also present on the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game.
Some people on Gtaforums are saying that this could be a photo from the development of RDR, but chromatic aberration wasn’t present in the game, as it was running on an older version of the RAGE engine. Therefore, this most likely isn’t concept art from that time period.I believe this is the first “Red Dead 2/R__” screenshot, as there isn’t a house in Thieves’ Landing from RDR that matches this one. Thieves’ Landing, or its humble beginnings, would be present on the leaked map that circulated the web earlier this year. While it is possible that this could be from a significantly reworked remaster of RDR, odds are this is from the new game.
Consider me freakin’ pumped.”
During a recent investor call, Take-Two Interactive CEO Strauss Zelnick confirmed that Rockstar Games were “hard at work on some exciting future projects that will be revealed soon.” A remastered version of Red Dead Redemption on Xbox One or PlayStation 4 wouldn’t be out of the question in the current market, however, “exciting projects” would appear to indicate something new for the studio which could lead to a sequel or prequel for the popular title.