After six years of waiting, many months of speculation, and two days of teasing, Rockstar Games has finally revealed Red Dead Redemption 2. That’s right, the RDR follow-up is officially titled RDR 2, not Read Dead [some other ‘R’ word]. After sending the internet into a frenzy with images clearly teasing the sequel, Rockstar announced the title on their social media pages. The new entry will hit PS4 and Xbox One in Fall 2017. For now, no news has been issued regarding a PC release.
Similar to the roll out of the Grand Theft Auto 5 reveal, the studio has a date set for when an official trailer will drop. Expect to be wowed by what the West has in store come Thursday, October 20 at 11am EST. Hopefully, more details will emerge about the game, including the protagonist (perhaps a younger John Marston), as well as a time and place.
The following comes from Rockstar’s official website:
“Developed by the creators of Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption, Red Dead Redemption 2 is an epic tale of life in America’s unforgiving heartland. The game’s vast and atmospheric world will also provide the foundation for a brand new online multiplayer experience.”
A statement was also released from studio co-founder, Sam Houser:
“With Red Dead Redemption 2, the team is working hard to push forward our vision for interactive entertainment in a truly living world. We hope to deliver players an epic experience that builds upon everything we’ve learned making games.”
The original Red Dead Redemption pushed the envelope for what it means to be an open world game. It helped up the ante for storytelling in video games. It’s likely Red Dead Redemption 2 will raise the bar once more. While we wait for official details, tell us your thoughts and theories on how you think this new tale will take shape.
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