Red Dead Redemption could be in production.
Techradar claims “a source close to the development of the new Red Dead game has confirmed to us the map is indeed the real deal.” According to the site the image is “a very recent art direction map.”
The image, which you can see above, features the Great Plains, where the Blackwater area from the first game was located.
The game, which has not yet been announced by Red Dead Redemption developer Rockstar, is reportedly a prequel. The absence of a railroad, which was prominently featured in Redemption, is further evidence of this, the site says. However, it’s worth noting that map has “railroad” in its key.
Another interesting area featured in the map is New Bordeaux (bottom right). This is the area where Mafia 3, distributed by Rockstar’s parent company, Take-Two Interactive, is set. It takes place in 1968.
GameSpot has contacted Rockstar and Take-Two for a comment on the image leak.
Although Take-Two has never outright confirmed a new Red Dead title, the company’s chief executive, Strauss Zelnick, has previously suggested one is inevitable, describing it as a “permanent” property, much like Grand Theft Auto.
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