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Rockstar is revealing new games soon, but they’re still far from release

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Rockstar not releasing any new games soon

We’ve been talking about the possibility of Red Dead Redemption 2 for a long, long time now. Rockstar has to have been working on something while still making bucket loads of money from Grand Theft Auto V, and it’s hopeful that at least something is being done about a sequel in the wild west. During an earnings report last night Rockstar didn’t confirm or deny that, but they did promise that many of their new projects would be revealed soon.

“Rockstar Games is of course hard at work on some exciting future projects that will be revealed soon.”

That’s just vague enough to be slightly exciting, but certainly enough to start asking questions. Questions like when these titles might be out, considering we haven’t had a new Rockstar game in ages. Some might thing this new trend of small timeframes between announcements and releases is something Rockstar might be adopting, but further on in the report it doesn’t seem like that’s the case.

Speaking about their portfolio for their 2017 financial year, CEO Strauss Zelnick made no mention of anything new coming out to bolster profits. Unlike EA, who announced a slew of titles that they’re hoping to take them over the line over the next 365 days. That could mean that these new titles that could be revealed soon (E3 perhaps?) might only be out much later next year.

It wasn’t chased during the earnings call where Zelnick spoke, but it’s suggested that’s because it probably wouldn’t have been given a solid answer anyway. It’s a disappointing revelation then for someone hoping for a surprise release at the end of the year, but it’s also indicative of just where Rockstar’s focus is now. GTA V, and by extension GTA Online, is making Rockstar enough money for them to keep their focus on it – and that makes sense with it making more and more money quarter-on-quarter.

So will we see Red Dead Redemption 2? Will we see something entirely new? Maybe, but we’ll have to sit tight for a while before playing them.

 

Last Updated: May 19, 2016

17 Comments

  1. RDR 2, Bully 2 and L.A. Noire 2 or GTFO

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      May 19, 2016 at 08:13

      Oh please no on the last one unless they change it up. LA Noire was boring as hell to play, only the very good story kept me slogging through it – and even that was almost not enough.

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      • VampyreSquirrel

        May 19, 2016 at 08:16

        Yeah, had some other games like that too… but I still slogged through.

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      • BakedBagel

        May 19, 2016 at 08:50

        Excuse me. That game was a masterpiece.

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          May 19, 2016 at 08:59

          The story was great, the voice-acting was great, the facial animations were great, actually playing the game was a chore. :/

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          • Johann

            May 19, 2016 at 14:55

            I don’t know, I actually enjoyed the gameplay of L.A Noire but I’m weird like that. RDR 2 definitely hoping for this one and yeah even Bully 2 would be awesome.

    • Captain JJ bound

      May 19, 2016 at 08:29

      LA Noire 2. I liked it.
      Was boring at times, but everything is “current day” these days and that’s just as boring. Mafia 3 though, that’s going to be pretty epic I think.

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      • VampyreSquirrel

        May 19, 2016 at 08:45

        I really can’t wait to get my hands on Mafia 3.

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  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    May 19, 2016 at 08:12

    Red Dead Battle Arena, a MOBA set in the old west!

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    • Pariah

      May 19, 2016 at 08:13

      I’d laugh so much. All those fan boy tears. Mmmmmmm. Delicious!

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    • VampyreSquirrel

      May 19, 2016 at 08:15

      Corner!

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    • Admiral Chief Protector

      May 19, 2016 at 08:37

      I’d play that

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    • Johann

      May 19, 2016 at 15:05

      Rockstar Heroes, a MOBA with all of Rockstar’s famous characters as playable heroes.

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  3. Captain JJ bound

    May 19, 2016 at 08:30

    Here’s to them releasing the pc version of whatever it is a year and a half later and calling it a new game, then expects people to buy it at new game price.
    Nope.

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  4. Ghost In The Rift

    May 19, 2016 at 09:40

    If i ever (by chance of pigs flying) become president of the world i’d pass a law that states no games are aloud to be announced unless its 5 months away from release, i’m building up anxiety of all these games that are still years away….0_o

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  5. Avithar

    May 19, 2016 at 13:02

    this could be rather interesting, maybe another max payne?

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  6. UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

    May 20, 2016 at 15:19

    Just give a new IP please

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