For the last couple of days, people have been losing their minds over a logo and an image that suggest Rockstar is finally gearing up to announce Red Dead Redemption 2. (Or whatever the next Red Dead game will be called. It will definitely not be any of these stupid names.) As we all board the hype train with varying degrees of grudgingness, let's take a moment to appreciate the Twitter jokes. They have not disappointed.
I mean, before we get ahead of ourselves, there's always a chance it's not Red Dead.
Oh shit! I’ve waited so long! pic.twitter.com/NyybmmAV7l
— Mark Brown (@britishgaming) October 16, 2016
Admittedly this morning's second teaser does make it rather difficult to misinterpret, but that needn't derail Mark Brown's dreams.
Zoom in.... aha! I knew it! pic.twitter.com/N8XvbyT45u
— Mark Brown (@britishgaming) October 17, 2016
Rockstar is known for packing as many film references into its work as it possibly can, but aside from the obvious Magnificent Seven allusion, some have spotted other pop culture references in the teaser image.
So damn hyped right now. pic.twitter.com/vU5UJjoPf7
— Peter Harries (@PeterHarries) October 17, 2016
Cowboy Bebop crossover confirmed. pic.twitter.com/YAz5S8ESiP
— Tamoor Hussain (@tamoorh) October 17, 2016
— Joe Skrebels (@2plus2isjoe) October 17, 2016
Suggested names have been doing the rounds.
— 9 V O L T (@9_volt88) October 17, 2016
This, clearly, is the prime candidate:
Come on Rockstar I'm ready pic.twitter.com/dQIBLss8uL
— Matt Lees (@Jam_sponge) October 17, 2016
This, meanwhile, is by far the most exciting crossover opportunity:
— Daniel NX Vuckovic (@VOOK64) October 17, 2016
Look, I'm quite excited about this. Let's enjoy it while we can, before we all succumb to the inevitable social media hype trajectory.
*sequel to popular game announced*
*loads of jokes that are largely the same*
*'was [last game] that good?' tweets*
— Samuel Roberts (@SamuelWRoberts) October 17, 2016