Red Dead Redemption 2 is scheduled to release in fall of 2017 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Rockstar Games announced moments ago.
The website makes no mention of a PC version. Considering that the first game was exclusive to consoles, Rockstar Games may possibly be following a similar dusty trail for the sequel.
That being said, the studio’s critically acclaimed Grand Theft Auto V was also initially announced for consoles only. It wasn’t until a year later that we finally received the PC version. The strategy worked for Rockstar Games, registering monstrous sales on consoles and then following with an impressive reception on PC as well. So perhaps, a PC version isn’t completely out of the question.
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“Developed by the creators of Grand Theft Auto 5 and Red Dead Redemption, Red Dead Redemption 2 is an epic tale of life in America’s unforgiving heartland,” a blurb for the game reads. “The game’s vast and atmospheric world will also provide the foundation for a brand new online multiplayer experience.”
Earlier today, sharp eyes spotted that Rockstar Games has officially registered RedDeadOnline.com. The first game already had an impressive online feature but an online aspect for the sequel means more than that. It means that Rockstar Games is bringing over the GTA Online mesh for Red Dead Redemption 2. A western open-world, social interactions, mounts and weapons, customization options, gun fights, bars, owning and destroying property, it’s all definitely coming.
The announcement of Red Dead Redemption 2 comes in the wake of various teasers that were released in the past few days. Fans have been theory crafting ever since, coming up with a logical and probable name for the sequel. Unfortunately for all of them, Rockstar Games went with the simplistic option – it’s plain ‘ol Red Dead Redemption 2.