A graphics engineer’s resume is the latest in a growing pile of clues that suggest Grand Theft Auto developer Rockstar Games is working on a sequel to Red Dead Redemption.
The Rockstar New England senior graphics engineer’s resume stated that he was working on the “next version of a famous IP” now that Grand Theft Auto V was complete.
The resume was first spotted by Superannuation, who also pointed out that there are two possible candidates in Rockstar’s stable that fit the profile: Bully and Red Dead. The latter has a higher profile.
In an investor’s call in July, Strauss Zelnick, CEO of Rockstar parent Take-Two Interactive, listed Red Dead among the franchises his company considered to be “permanent”.
“Our goal is to try to create permanent franchises. That's the unique goal in the industry.
“Our competitors do not see it that way. Our competitors' view is that our franchise will have a certain life, and at the end of that life, you move onto the next thing, so you better make hay while the sun shines. Our view is to the contrary. The best franchises are permanent franchises.
“Outside of our business you can look at James Bond, for example. And it's been our goal not just to preserve and grow the Grand Theft Auto franchise, but also to build other franchises that we think can be permanent, whether that's the Red Dead franchise or the Borderlands franchise or the BioShock franchise or others – Civilization, for example.”