Guys, this kind of speculation helps no one.
With E3 having come and gone, and there having been no announcement of a new Red Dead, in spite of so much speculation, anticipation, and so many rumors pointing to it happening, and with Gamescom being around the corner, and Take Two being confirmed to be in attendance, you can guess what the rumors are saying now- that Red Dead 3 will be announced at Gamescom next month.
But that rumor makes absolutely no sense whatsoever, for multiple reasons- let’s start with the fact that this year’s Gamescom promises to be the most low profile one in years, with neither Microsoft, nor Sony, nor Nintendo having any press show this year. Let’s point to the fact that Take Two are more than just Rockstar, and have a whole lot of other games in development- including the upcoming Mafia 3, as well as a new WWE title and a new NBA game. Take Two’s attendance at the convention is likelier to be for one of those games, than for an unannounced Red Dead 3.
Look, Red Dead 3 is coming eventually, I don’t doubt that- but hoping for it to be announced at Gamescom, or The Game Awards, or any other big event, is folly, and it’s going to lead to disappointment. Chances are, Rockstar will announce it the same way they did GTA5– out of the blue, on their own site, on their own terms, with or without any industry wide event.