The next Red Dead game is in development and a map rumored to be for the game that appeared online recently is real, according to Techradar sources “close to the development of the new Red Dead game.”
Said sources have told the website that the map is a “very recent” art direction map for the upcoming title.
The website was also told that the game will be set before the events of Red Dead Redemption, and the new map is just east of the one featured in the previous game.
If you look at the bottom left of the map, you’ll see the Great Plains, home to the Blackwater settlement that sits at the top right of the Red Dead Redemption map, so you can see how the two come together in the new map. The lack of a railroad in the Great Plains, which was featured in Red Dead Redemption, also points to the new map being earlier in the timeline. There are also caravan camps scatters around. There also appears to be islands, as well.
And depending on how much wait you put in forum posts, this one on NeoGAF lends credence to the rumor.
That’s all we have for now.