Eight years ago, Rockstaran open-world story-based shooter in the Wild West for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Most players consider it a modern masterpiece, and some (me even included) even announce it as one of the best games ever.
That's why people are so excited about Red Dead Redemption 2, the long awaited sequel that will finally be released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players later this year. Announced in October 2016, the sequel actually seems to be a prequel set before the events of the first game, and with the annualstarting in just a few weeks, it's likely that we will know more about it soon.
For now, here's a quick rundown of what we know to trap you.
What is Red Dead Redemption about?
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The game was developed using the same engine as Grand Theft Auto 4 and borrowed the same story-based mission structure from this franchise. As you gallop through the beautiful open world, you encounter a large number of memorable characters, many of whom commit you to tasks and missions that help advance the story. Along the way, you can explore the wilderness, trade with the locals, visit the Saloon for a quick game of Liar Cubes, and countless other open-world opportunities.
The game was memorable for the vast landscapes and breathtaking The view of the map leads through a surprisingly diverse mix of western landscapes – from dusty ghost towns and Mexican mesas to tranquil prairies and snowy mountain trails with defiant grizzlys. This author has many fond memories of evenings he spent exploring on a faithful horse, often looking for a blazing sunset over the horizon on his way to the next mission. It waswithout dystopian existentialism (more shotguns, less shoguns).
Also noteworthy: the newly refined shooting mechanics of the game, which represented a significant advance over the rock star fans in the Grand Theft Auto franchise at this time. Gamers still enjoy the Red Dead approach today as Rockstar has incorporated many of them in future hits like.
Where does Red Dead 2 come from? Is Marston back?
The sequel to Red Dead Redemption is actually a prequel that takes place 12 years before the events of the first game. We still have not seen any traces of John Marston in any of the trailers – instead, our hero seems to be a new character named Arthur Morgan, a debt collector for the Van der Linde gang. Fans familiar with the franchise will recognize this as Marston's old crew, so it seems possible, if not likely, that Marston will somehow intervene in the plot, but we do not know that yet.
The trailer footage we've seen so far shows that we'll see other familiar faces, including a younger version of the gang leader Dutch Van der Linde, as well as the seedy outlaw Bill Williamson, Marston's original goal from the first game.
It is also noteworthy that this will actually be the third game in the Red Dead franchise. The first, 2004 Red Dead Revolver, was originally developed by Angel Studios before Rockstar took over the company and released the game. It's more of a spiritual predecessor to the Redemption games than anything else, though some of the themes and mechanisms, such as quickdraw, that allow you to slow down time and mark multiple targets for a quick multi-shot punch, have taken over.
When will it come out, and how can I play it?
After releasing a release in early 2017 in early 2017, Rockstar urged the release of Red Dead Redemption 2. The developers of the game insisted that there would be no further delays. Therefore, we expect this date to last in October.
The game will be released on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles, but it's still unclear, I'll be able to play it on my PC as well. The original never made it to the PC, but newer Triple-A titles from Rockstar, such as Grand Theft Auto 5 and LA Noire, have it. A PC port is something the fans scream for (there's even a change.org petition coming close to the 75,000 signature target), but since Rockstar is largely fooled at E3, do not be surprised If we do not hear anything about PC availability on the show.
I'm also curious about things like multiplayer and plans for post-launch content. The original Red Dead Redemption offered a multiplayer mode where you could go shooting with your friends. Rockstar offered a complete core game at the start, but also offered a fun, standalone game called Undead Nightmare, which John Marston had to deal with included a Wild West Zombie plague. And while Rockstar does not have a real stand-alone presence at E3, it's quite possible that we can see new details about the potential of Red Dead 2 multiplayer modes at the Xbox or PlayStation press conference.
You can also watch GameSpot's coverage of Red Dead Redemption 2 and Giant Bomb's coverage of Red Dead Redemption 2.