Did Rockstar Games just confirm Red Dead Redemption 3?

Rockstar Games has apparently confirmed Red Dead Redemption 3, but it looks like the next installment in the award-winning and best-selling series isn’t coming out anytime soon either, which won’t surprise anyone who knows how long it takes Rockstar Games to release games. The current expectation is that the studio is working on GTA 6, which could be several years before its release. If this is true then Red Dead Redemption fans may not see a new episode until the current console generation ends at the earliest.

The word on the future of Red Dead Redemption comes courtesy of Take-Two Interactive CEO Strauss Zelnick, who has said he’d like every franchise to be James Bond, i.e. a franchise that doesn’t never expires. To this end, Zelnick thinks Dead red is one of those franchises. In other words, there is a lot more to come from the series in the future.

“If it’s really, really great it’s gonna keep going,” Zelnick said. “I don’t know if you’ve seen it, just saw the new Bond movie, it was great. You’d want every franchise or James Bond. There are a few valuable entertainment franchises of all kinds that fall into this category, but they do exist. RGT is one of them I think Dead red is one of them, NBA is obviously one of them because the game will continue to exist. “

Zelnick continued, noting that while he was thinking Dead red – and other game series – can stick around for a very long time, Take-Two Interactive must be careful not to drive any of these series into the ground.

“It also requires that you are thoughtful and ready to let the headlines sit, so you have the feeling ‘wow, this is a rare event’,” Zelnick said. “I’ve always said that the annualization of non-sports titles risks depleting intellectual property, although that’s good. So we take the time to do something that we think is incredibly phenomenal, and we also rest the titles intentionally so that there is pent-up demand for that title, so it’s a special event. “

For now, it remains to be seen what happens next for the western series. That said, and as always, as always, feel free to leave a comment or two to let us know what you think or, alternatively, hit me up on Twitter. @Tyler_Fischer_ to talk about everything related to games. What do you want to see next Red Dead Redemption?