Just a modified version of Rockstar Games’ logo has sent Red Dead Redemption fans into a collective frenzy of speculation and excitement. While it’s unclear if we’ll be returning to John Marston’s tragic tale or embarking on an all new Western adventure, it looks like Rockstar is going to draw the process out enough to have fans squirming in their seats.
On Sunday, the official Rockstar Games Twitter account posted a picture of the developer’s logo with a red background. The background, which mixes in little smudges of dirt, looks remarkably similar to the box art for 2010’s Red Dead Redemption.
This morning, the account uploaded another image, which you can see above. It uses the exact same background, but now shows a group of six people walking toward a rising sun. It’s clear that at least five of them are wearing cowboy hats, and four appear to be holding weapons.
The two teases come less than a week after Rockstar made Red Dead Redemption‘s less appreciated predecessor, Red Dead Revolver, available as a downloadable title on PlayStation 4.
If last week’s news in any indication, Rockstar may simply be preparing to announce a remastered version of Red Dead Redemption for new consoles, and possibly PC, as the game was only released for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
Rumors began swirling shortly after this summer’s E3 press conferences that a Red Dead Redemption sequel was originally planned to be announced during the event, but was subsequently shelved following the recent series of mass shootings in the United States in Europe. Should this have actually been the plan, it would have been a change in strategy for Rockstar, which typically avoids the conferences in favor of announcing games on its own schedule.
Red Dead Redemption was one of the most critically acclaimed games of last generation. Its PlayStation 3 version is currently the 44th-highest-rated game of all time on Metacritic.