Red Dead Redemption 2 was originally scheduled to launch in 2017, but Rockstar Games has confirmed the game will now arrive in Spring 2018. Rockstar confirmed the reason for the delay on its official website:
“This outlaw epic set across the vast and unforgiving American heartland will be the first Rockstar game created from the ground up for the latest generation of console hardware, and some extra time is necessary to ensure that we can deliver the best experience possible for our fans.
“We are very sorry for any disappointment this delay causes, but we are firm believers in delivering a game only when it is ready.”
Some new Red Dead 2 screenshots were also released, which you can see littered throughout this article below.
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You can also check out the first trailer below:
While the trailer doesn’t reveal as much as we might have hoped, it does give a brief and utterly gorgeous glimpse at the world that awaits us in Red Dead 2.
The sequel once again takes place in the Old West, brimming with cowboys, cattle and shanty towns filled with chaotic bars and bustling general stores. In terms of narrative the trailer is light beyond a single conclusive quote:
“Listen to me. When the time comes, you gotta run and don’t look back. This is over.”
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Red Dead Redemption 2 Release Date – When is it coming out?
Red Dead Redemption 2 is launching for PS4, Xbox One and Xbox One X in Spring 2018. The latter will hopefully offer improved textures, performance and resolution. Rockstar is yet to announce an official release date, though the latest delay is a disappointment, at least it confirms the developer is taking its time to ensure the game is exactly how the team wants it to be.
We know very little about Red Dead 2 at the moment, other than it will star seven characters and incorporate both single and multiplayer components. Rockstar’s official website gives us a small snippet:
“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.”
Rockstar has confirmed that PS4 owners will be the first to receive specific online content for Red Dead Redemption 2. You can check out full details on the PlayStation Blog.
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Red Dead Redemption 2 gameplay – How does it look?
The very first trailer for Red Dead 2 was a gorgeous showcase of the open world that failed to provide us with a decent idea of how the game will play. Rockstar is probably just teasing us, with plenty more of the western adventure to be shown over the coming 12 months. Judging by the trailer, the acts of horseriding, bandit shooting and desert exploring are back and better than ever, albeit in a familar form.
Red Dead Redemption 2 may offer up a total of seven playable heroes, and John Marston could well be one of them. The reveal artwork and debut trailer show seven men, who are clearly involved with the core narrative or online components. Either way, it’d be fantastic to have so many characters with their own unique traits and skills at our disposal. We’ll be sure to share more gameplay details here as they come to light.
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Red Dead 2 map – This could be the new Old West
A leak seemed to provide the map for the forthcoming Red Dead 2. The image was posted to NeoGAF before very quickly being taken down, but not before being screengrabbed and shared all over the place.
A closer look at the map reveals Great Plains and multiple Caravan camps as potential locations we’ll be visiting. There are also several islands located among the rivers and large expanses of water; let’s hope the missions centred on these aren’t as tiresome as when John Marsden had to cross ravines to new areas on the map in Redemption.
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What do you hope to see from Red Dead 2? Let us know in the comments!