Report - Red Dead Redemption 2 is in development, will focus on co-op

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Rumours have surfaced of the goings on inside developer Rockstar Games' offices.

Some information about a sequel to Rockstar Games' Red Dead Redemption has appeared over on NeoGAF. A user reports that they have spoken to an 'insider' at Rockstar who has confirmed the developer are working on Red Dead Redemption 2, and it will be exclusive to PS4 and Xbox One. Co-op play is said to be a big focus for the game.

"So I spoke to an insider at Rockstar who confirmed that Rockstar is indeed developing a sequel to Red Dead Redemption for PS4/Xbox One.

Don't have a lot of concrete details but expect co-op to be integrated and focused on."

With any claims such as this it's always best to take them with a rather large pinch of salt, but then again, there's nothing to say this person isn't telling the truth.

Hints that we could see a Red Dead sequel have been heard before, most notably from Take-Two Interactive's Strauss Zelnick, who said "It seems quite obvious that Red Dead is a permanent franchise" during a conference this year. And the developers were looking to hire for 37 new positions just a few months ago too.

Of course it makes sense for the developers to make more Red Dead games, fans have been crying out for a sequel to Red Dead Redemption since it came out in 2010, and it sold over 12 million copies by the end of 2011 - with that number sure to be much higher now.

We have no doubt Rockstar have some kind of plans for the series, but we do doubt we'll see or hear anything more that's 100% proof until the developer wants us to - they're really good at keeping secrets.

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