It holds very true that Red Dead Redemption 2 is on its way. That Rockstar Games, the developer of the sequel, has already officially announced its upcoming arrival. However, as of this writing, little has been known about the game. Heck, even its exact release date is a mystery. Nonetheless, there are rumors pointing at the possible focus of the follow-up. And yes, it's really worth investigating.
According to What Culture, there's a huge possibility that Red Dead Redemption 2 will introduce players to an 1889 setting. If, and only if, this is the case, then the likely focus of the sequel is no other than the Blackwater Massacre. It's worth noting that the latter happened during the aforesaid year. It's infamous for the deaths of more than 30 people.
What's interesting here is the fact that Blackwater Massacre was mentioned in the game before Red Dead Redemption 2. So, in a sense, there's nothing new or surprising if Rockstar Games resort to such setting. This will also mean a shift in the focus of the game's protagonists or characters. Heck, even the antagonists will play a spiral role here.
This shift in Red Dead Redemption 2 could put the titular John Marston as one of the antagonists. This is due to the fact that, in one way or another, he's going to be 26 years old during that time. Or perhaps if he's not the villain, his gang will most likely be. Also, deeming the forthcoming title as a sequel is not consistent already. In this case, it might instead be a prequel, contrary to what most players believe.
Another interesting point to look forward to is the addition of a new protagonist in Red Dead Redemption 2. Because if the said character is indeed an antagonist, then the developers will really have to introduce a new one. As of this writing, Rockstar has still remained mum about anything related the game. But, as reported by Daily Star, the game is expected to hit the shelves within the year.