"Red Dead Redemption 2" is the follow up of the 2010 Western world game from Rockstar Games. Facebook/Red Dead Redemption 2

“Red Dead Redemption 2” was officially announced a few months ago, and while the actual details on the same have been scarce, the game’s launch is scheduled for sometime in the last quarter of 2017. The launch, however, might be three-sided, as some reports claim that it will spell the end for “Grand Theft Auto Online” and possibly the beginning of “Grand Theft Auto 6.”

Take-Two Interactive, which owns game developer Rockstar Games, is apparently scheduled for an investors meeting on Feb. 7 in the United States. Points of discussion at these meetings tend to include the upcoming games, as well as the current roster of titles. As such, it is likely that “Red Dead Redemption 2,” “Grand Theft Auto Online” and “Grand Theft Auto 6” will be discussed.

It is speculated that a series of new information will be released as the week progresses. Whether these details will come in the form of a new video or simple announcements are more uncertain. It is possible that Rockstar Games will finally release the gameplay clip of “Red Dead Redemption 2,” which might also give clues about the upcoming game’s plot and storyline.

But as more information about “Red Dead Redemption 2” is released and its mysterious launch date draws nearer and nearer, more and more individuals are convinced that the end of “Grand Theft Auto Online” is approaching. On the positive side, it might also spell the beginning of “Grand Theft Auto 6.”

Support for “Grand Theft Auto Online” might end soon, and speculation of the same first began when the game developer announced that players will have only until March 6 to transfer their character data from the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 to the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, respectively. However, Rockstar Games cannot stop support for the title without releasing something to appease fans.

This is why it is also speculated that “Red Dead Redemption 2” will be the necessary push towards a new generation for GTA. “Grand Theft Auto 6” has long been on the wishlists of most fans of the franchise, but Rockstar Games is still reaping from the benefits of its current generation of GTA games. By the time that October rolls around, however, the game developer might be ready to move on.

Nothing about “Red Dead Redemption 2,” “Grand Theft Auto Online” and “Grand Theft Auto 6” is certain at this point, as Rockstar Games has not made any official announcements. It has been confirmed, however, that the new Western title will be released within the last quarter of the year.

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