After months of rumors involving a new chapter in the Red Dead game series, we have finally gotten an official announcement. But sadly for Rockstar, Red Dead Redemption 2 (Terrible name) has been overshadowed by the recent Nintendo Switch reveal. Anyways, I’m going to go over everything we know regarding Red Dead Redemption 2.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is going to be released in fall 2017 for PS4 and Xbox One. There is no plan for a PC release as of now, which is not particularly surprising considering Rockstar’s previous hit Grand Theft Auto 5 did not launch on PC until 2 years after its launch and the original Red Dead Redemption was never even released on PC. Why Rockstar continues to neglect the PC marketplace is any ones guess, but what we do know is that PC players will have to join the lowly console peasants if they are wanting to play Red Dead Redemption 2 at launch.
“The game’s vast and atmospheric world will also provide the foundation for a brand new online multiplayer experience,” says Rockstar. After Rockstar’s struggles in getting Grand Theft Auto online up and running at launch, hopefully this time the online component will be good to go at or close to launch. However, it is probably safe to assume Red Dead Redemption 2 will have a great multiplayer component that millions will put hours upon hours into just as Grand Theft Auto 5 before it, despite whatever server problems there may be.
Rockstar has partnered with Sony, and according to Sony’s official blog, PS4 players will “get first access to earn select online content.” The specifics are unknown, but Xbox fans will surely be upset at this news. Timed exclusivity is a growing trend in the games industry, and to be candid, it is utterly nonsensical and doesn’t provide anything but an annoyance and bragging rights for moronic fanboys.
That’s all the concrete information we have for now, but expect to see more in the coming months.