Thank you, God! This is something I believe all gamers and Rockstar Games enthusiast have been long awaiting. The sequel of everyone’s favorite western style third person shooter is officially announced and is coming in fall 2017 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. But wait, one more thing is going to make you happy, and that is the official trailer that is scheduled for 11 AM ET on Thursday, October 20th.
Rockstar Games recently summed up what the Red Dead Redemption 2 is all about and they stated “It 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”. Since they have not offered any specific gameplay so far, we can only imagine what it will look like, and that last part made us very happy since the domain name Red Dead Online was recently discovered. Thank you Rockstar for confirming it. For those of you who do not know GTA V’s multiplayer branded as GTA Online made astonishing $500 million or more, so we do not see why Red Dead Online wouldn’t match that or even exceed it. The first part of this western shooter also had a multiplayer component, but we believe that the second installment is going to bring a totally new experience to the table.
Sam Houser, the Rockstar founder, gave a statement saying “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”. What he didn’t comment is the possibility that the RDR 2 might be released for PC since you probably know that the 2010 original RDR was only released for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
The poster image of the RDR 2 clearly shows six characters which are somewhat blurry, but in the latest teasers, they are a little bit more visible. You can clearly see that they are wielding all sorts of weapons from sixshooter to long rifles, and the center placed character is believed to be the lead protagonist of this second installment.
According to some stats that show the first RDR was sold in over 13 million copies until 2012 (now, even more, thanks to availability to buy it on Xbox One through the backward compatibility program). Expectations for the second part is to be at least on the same level, but we don’t see any reasons why it couldn’t beat it by a decent margin. This also has been supported by a sudden leap of the Rockstar’s parent company, Take-Two, shares right after the speculations that the Rockstar might announce a new Red Dead Redemption game.