Red Dead Redemption was one of the cult hits for the Xbox 360 generation. The game sold very well, so it does make a lot of sense for us to see Red Dead Redemption 2. This new game is set to arrive on the Xbox One and the PS4 on October 26 2018. And if we study the Rockstar release history, there is a possibility that the game may come on PC at one point, even if the original was a console exclusive.
At its core, Red Dead Redemption 2 retains the same atmosphere and elements from the previous title. The game is a western themed action adventure experience, and you have a huge open world to explore here. This time around, you play as Arthur Morgan, which is an outlaw and a member of a gang. You will be able to explore the world of outlaws in 1899, and you will also see the end of an age in that regard.
Using the end of the XIXth century is quite an interesting approach for Red Dead Redemption 2, but then again it does make a lot of sense. The entire experience is all about bringing in front some new ideas and emotions. And they did a fantastic job at setting up all of that without any issues with the first title. Red Dead Redemption 2 is set to be even larger, and it’s designed to bring in front some unique ideas to the table too.
They will retain the honor system from the first game. So yes, the actions you take in the game will affect how various settlements and towns will react when you come there. This is an interesting touch because you can rarely see such an approach in an open world game.
Not a lot of information is known about where the story is headed or what new stuff we can expect from a gameplay standpoint. What we do know is that the title is set to have an expansive singleplayer campaign. And there will also be multiplayer too. Although there are some battle royale elements rumored as well, it’s really hard to state that we will have such a thing without any official word/confirmation.
What we do know is that Red Dead Redemption 2 is created with the Rockstar Advanced Game Engine, and it’s set to be even more realistic and visually impressive than GTA V.
There’s no word about any expansions either, although knowing how the first Red Dead Redemption was released, we may be able to expect that. There’s a rumor that we will have some zombie-themed missions/modes, but this is yet another thing under wraps for now.
As you can see from both rumors and confirmations, Red Dead Redemption 2 is set to be a huge game. In fact, many companies shifted the release date of games like COD or Battlefield to counteract the release of Red Dead Redemption 2. And there’s a reason for that, even if Rockstar doesn’t deliver yearly games, they are known for providing some amazing results with each release. So we are very excited for this new title!