After seeing yesterday’s image, we knew something big was on the horizon and we learned just what that was today. This morning, Rockstar Games formally announced Red Dead Redemption 2 today via their Twitter account. The new western title is slated to come out in fall 2017 and we will see the game’s first trailer this Thursday at 11 AM ET.
Rockstar also posted a link to their website where they give some sparse details on Red Dead Redemption 2. The game is described as, “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.” The previous Red Dead Redemption had an online multiplayer component but it sounds like Rockstar is going to completely overhaul it for RDR2.
The game’s new title does come with some confusion however. While this is technically the third game in the Red Dead franchise, it seems as though Rockstar is just going to pretend that Red Dead Revolver doesn’t exist. It seems like the franchise going forward will forever have ‘Redemption’ in the title.
What has me the most curious with Red Dead Redemption 2 is the timeframe that the game will take place in. One of the main themes of RDR1 is that the Old West is dying. By the game’s conclusion, the year is sometime in the 1920’s. To have RDR2 take place after RDR1 would be incredibly strange and to me says that this new title will have to take place before the events of RDR1.
We’ve been anticipating the reveal of a new Red Dead game for months now so to finally see it officially revealed is incredibly exciting. We will post the game’s first trailer when it is revealed this Thursday so be sure to come back and check it out.