In the months since Rockstar first release Red Dead Redemption 2‘s debut trailer, the developer, like a cowboy scared that the rest of the table is cheating, has been playing its cards close to its chest. One key detail, however, maybe have been uncovered thanks to the sharp ears of a fan.
As recounted in a post from NeoGAF user Simo (via Gamepur), an unnamed Twitter user recently discovered that the song used in Red Dead Redemption 2‘s announcement trailer appears to be a remixed version of “Apertura,” a song from the soundtrack of the 2004 film The Motorcycle Diaries.
Take a listen to both songs for yourself:
Here’s where it gets interesting. The man behind “Apertura,” Gustavo Santaolalla, is no stranger to working on games. He composed the highly acclaimed soundtrack to The Last of Us, and is already confirmed to be working on its upcoming sequel. Given Santaolalla’s rising star in the world of video game soundtracks, it would hardly be surprising if Rockstar wanted to tap him for its highly anticipated open-world Western.
Then again, it’s equally plausible that the studio simply licensed this one piece of music for the trailer, or tapped someone to knock it off. We’ll only know for sure whenever Rockstar decides to break its silence and share more on one of 2017’s most anticipated games.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is slated to launch this fall on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.