Of Course Rockstar is Making Red Dead Redemption 2

first_imgStay on target ‘Red Dead Online’ Is a Great Multiplayer Experience Ruined b…Watch: Rockstar’s ‘Red Dead Redemption’ Is a Game To P… It seems as if Rockstar was starting to get jealous that Westworld on HBO is getting all the cowboy buzz. Either that, or it’s a total coincidence that the publisher has finally announced Red Dead Redemption 2, the sequel to its acclaimed 2010 cowboy open-world video game, arrives Fall 2017 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. This is exciting but totally expected, news.Check out the trailer!Earlier this week Rockstar revealed the title and artwork from Red Dead Redemption 2 (technically Red Dead 3 if you count Red Dead Revolver, which you can now play on PS4). However, if you’ve been paying attention, the signs were already there. This weekend Rockstar teased the announcement with a red company logo and an image featuring seven magnificent cowboys. But even before those clues, the company has been talking rather plainly about its plans to continue the Red Dead franchise. In fact, months ago developers told me about the game’s existence as if it was no surprise. What else was Rockstar San Diego working on?Now that RDR 2 is official, though, we can speculate about what the game will be exactly. The press release describes it as “an epic tale of life in America’s unforgiving heartland,” which sounds pretty similar to its artistically violent predecessor. The game will still be open-world, like its sibling series Grand Theft Auto, and will have some kind of online component. The trailer, while beautiful and atmospheric in true Rockstar fashion, reveals few concrete details, including the game’s time and setting.We’re disappointed to hear that RDR 2 won’t launch on PC. Grand Theft Auto games eventually arrived on Steam, but Red Dead Redemption never did. However, since the game launches next holiday, maybe it will take advantage of the increased power of the PlayStation 4 Pro or Xbox Scorpio. Or maybe the Nintendo Switch?Red Dead Redemption 2 is a year away, so you have plenty of time to prepare by playing the original. Xbox One owners can play Red Dead Redemption right now through backward compatibility. That’s what I did, and now I just hope the sequel has smarter horses, spiffier hats, and more moody Mexican music. Oh, and zombies. More zombies.last_img

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