Red Dead Redemption 2 had a tall order to fill when it was announced back in 2016. Not only was it Rockstar's first new game since 2013's Grand Theft Auto V, but it also had to contend with its predecessor, which was -- and still is -- widely considered one of the greatest games ever made.
So what happened when the prequel finally dropped? It exceeded all expectations, both critically and commercially.
Not only did RDR2 have the second-highest launch in entertainment history (sitting behind GTA V), but the universal critical acclaim it garnered catapulted it into the sphere of "Greatest Games of All Time", joining titles like The Last of Us, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
With that sort of success, it would be the understatement of the century to call Rockstar foolish, should they not pursue another instalment. But where could they go with a Red Dead Redemption 3?
What could they do to make it even better than Red Dead 2, as insurmountable a task at that may seem? Well, I have some ideas.