Red Dead Redemption 2 Release Date and Other Things We Know So Far
If you don’t know about the game, Red Dead Redemption 2 is a sequel to the most popular game “Red Dead Redemption” which was initially released in the year 2010. The game has been developed by the Rockstar games, the same people behind Grand Theft Auto game series. Today in this post we are going to cover everything that we know about the upcoming Red Dead Redemption 2 game, its trailers, gameplay, rumors and release date.
The Red Dead Redemption 2 game initially came into the picture during 2016 when it was first revealed by Rockstar Games. There was just an image that was published on the Twitter account of the developer which started all the speculation about the game.
Red Dead Redemption 2 Release Date
It was October 20th, 2016 when we first got the glimpse of the game. It was all the Wild West and the atmosphere resembling the original atmosphere detailed enough to pump you up for an adventure. The first trailer gameplay was played on a PlayStation 4, so it was not clear whether the game would be a PS4 exclusive or would be released for all gaming platforms.
There has been a lot of talks and rumors regarding the release date of Red Dead Redemption 2. However, till now, none of them have proven to be true. The second trailer of Red Dead Redemption 2 was released on September 28, 2017, in which it seemed that the players would take up the role of Arthur Morgan, the outlaw. It was rumored to release in the Spring of 2018 at that time. Soon, there was another rumor coming from Amazon Mexico which listed the game on their product page by giving the release date of 12 July 2018. This gave gamers a hope that they will be exploring the West land on a new adventure this summer. But, this time too, the rumors were invalid.
The latest and the official announcement about the Red Dead Redemption 2 game comes from the Rockstar Games themselves. They have announced that the second part of the series will be released o October 26th, 2018 and it will only be available for Xbox One and PS4 consoles. The official announcement was made on the official website of Rockstar Games where they updated:
“We are excited to announce that Red Dead Redemption 2 will be released on October 26th, 2018. We apologize to everyone disappointed by this delay. While we had hoped to have the game out sooner, we require a little extra time for polish”
There were few screenshots of the game which were really impressive as well as exciting to see.
Rockstar games also added, “We sincerely thank you for your patience and hope that when you get to play the game, you will agree the wait will have been worth it. In the meantime, please check out these screenshots from the game. We look forward to sharing a lot more information with you in the coming weeks.”
Red Dead Redemption 2 Trailer, Story, and Gameplay
Looking at the trailers that have been released by the development company, the main character of the game is going to be Arthur Morgan, who is an outlaw cowboy with not so good relations with the various groups settled across the entire Wild West. These groups look like pursuing him forcing him to escape and with the help of his allies he made on the quests.
The graphics of the game are really very detailed and outstanding. The footage perfectly shows different scenes and environments, with trains and gunfights in it, all matching to the old dry West and how it used to be back then. You might confuse the game with GTA, but it is not. The huge environment and liberty to do almost anything are very common in both the games. But Red Dead Redemption is way more storyline focused and adventure game when compared to Grand Theft Auto.
This new game is actually going to be a prequel to original Red Dead Redemption story wise. Well, this is what is seems from the first and the second trailer and all the old vehicles we got to see in the background. Rockstar has also said that they are going to expand the multiplayer experience in the new Red Dead Redemption 2. So according to them, the huge atmosphere and environment of the game are also providing a well-formed foundation to expand a whole new online multiplayer experience to the players. We have already seen the popularity of such huge world online platforms with Grand Theft Auto 5. All we need to do now is wait and watch that what new elements the developers can add in the online multiplayer mode. Some fans have also speculated that there might be three central characters in the game, John Morrison, Bill Williamson and Dutch van der Linde. All these three characters were also the main characters in the first Red Dead Redemption game.
The main reason given for the delay is that, “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.”
Well, that is all the info that is available for the upcoming Red Dead Redemption 2 game. We are really very excited about its release as you are and we will keep you updated with the new news on the game as soon as it comes out.