Rockstar Teases New Red Dead Game, But Investors Are Already Seeing Green

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It’s been six years since Red Dead Redemption first hit store shelves, and gamers have been clamoring for a sequel to the hit shooter ever since. Rockstar Games has kept mostly silent about the next installment in the franchise, which began with Red Dead Revolver’s uneventful release in 2004 — that is until this past weekend.

Rockstar first tweeted an image of its logo slathered in red paint:

Subtle perhaps, but it was enough to get people talking. To drive the point further, Rockstar followed up a day later with the following tweet of seven individuals in silhouette:

Make no mistake, a new Red Dead game is on the way, and these two tweets all but confirm it. Gamers are definitely locked and loaded because it’s been a half a decade since they’ve tasted the sweet glory of Red Dead Redemption, and we can thank Rockstar’s penchant for stretching out the time before releases for amping up expectations (there were over five years between the release of Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto V).

If any of this sounds familiar, look no further than Bethesda with the release of Fallout 4. After years of radio silence, Bethesda first teased Fallout 4 in June 2015. Within a day, the first trailer for the game was revealed, and the game eventually launched on November 10th.

While we doubt that a Red Dead Redemption sequel will arrive any time soon, that isn’t stopping investors from seeing green with these two simple tweets. Rockstar’s parent company, Take-Two, is currently enjoying a 5.55 percent boost in its share price over market close on Friday (this was also well before the first teaser landed).

For now, we’re just going to have to take a wait and see approach as to what Rockstar has in store for us next. Could it be in-game screenshots, a short teaser trailer, or perhaps just a taste of the game’s official name? Whatever the case, it could be quite some time before we actually get to play the game, even if Rockstar were to announce it in a relatively short period of time.

If you recall, Grand Theft Auto V was first announced back in October 2011, but it didn’t actually ship to gamers until September 2013.