Wild Rockstar Rumor Includes Read Dead Rebellion, Bully 2, More
We call it "wild," not necessarily due to its implausibility (which is significant), but to its crazy huge size and scope.
It seems a former Rockstar intern has leaked a whole mess of information concerning future projects for the developer, and this includes Grand Theft Auto V and sequels like Red Dead Rebellion, Wild Metal 2, and Bully 2. There's quite a hefty list of specifics, as you can see. The supposed former intern only goes by the name Brendan, and he claims to have interned at Rockstar for a year, and is currently a graphic designs major at Full Sail University.
Now, it's just a massive leak if true. He talks about the size of the GTAV map, and "confirms" that while Los Santos is the only city, it is actually broken up into three "provinces:" The Greater Naranja Area, Los Puerta, and Greater Los Santos. He also goes into great detail concerning the geography of each province, so either he really did see this stuff, or he's got a decent imagination. There's a lot more concerning the game, so read up. Then there's the mention of those upcoming sequels that are bound to turn heads, although we'd be surprised if all three really are in the works.
As the source states, though, there's a problem: They tried to find the "Brendan" at Full Sail University and if they got the right guy, his LinkedIn profile isn't supporting the timeline:
"I also found Brendan Bax's Linkedin page and found that this is more than likely not the Brendan who posted these details, because according to Mr Bax's resume, he has been working at ITT Technical Institute in Arnold, MO since March 2011. This obviously conflicts with the story that was given from the original Brendan."
So yeah, it could just be a very elaborate and creative hoax. We're also not convinced that Rockstar would give an intern such meaty information...but hey, who knows? We definitely want to hear more about a Red Dead follow-up; that has to happen.
4/6/2012 10:29:18 AM Ben Dutka