Red Dead Redemption 2 Announced
Saddle up. It’s coming Fall 2017.
It’s been six years since Rockstar released the the original open-world western modern classic on PS3 and Xbox 360. Unsurprisingly, a sequel has been in demand for a long time due to it’s popularity.
Well, now we can all get very excited.
Rockstar started teasing the title via their social media channels at 2pm GMT on Sunday with the following image.
October 16, 2016
Shortly after, much of the internet fell into speculative meltdown. Some people even jokingly suggesting it would be a sequel to Rockstar’s Table Tennis, which has a similarly coloured box art.
Exactly 24 hours later, a new image followed almost certainly a return to a wild west setting.
October 17, 2016
Sticking to the 24 hour pattern, Red Dead Redemption 2 was finally confirmed with an image of the title and more detailed silhouettes of the seven cowboy characters. The image also confirmed that Red Dead Redemption 2 is due to release Fall 2017 with a trailer to be released on October 20th.
RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2— Rockstar Games (@RockstarGames) October 18, 2016
Coming Fall 2017#RDR2https://t.co/ZacUJ48wvE pic.twitter.com/lffZvn42pR
Another thing worth noting is that only PS4 and Xbox One are mentioned, leaving out PC audiences. The original game has been widely requested from PC audiences with no signs of one appearing. This isn’t to say that the sequel won’t eventually get a port. GTA 5 ended up being released on PC 5 months after the PS4 and Xbox One versions were released in November 2014. So there’s still hope for PC.
The original Red Dead Redemption joined the ever growing Xbox One backwards compatibility list on July 8th. Maybe now is the perfect time to jump back on your horse and start selling some wolf pelts.