Rockstar releases brand new Red Dead Redemption 2 Trailer
You can watch the new trailer above and check out some new screenshots below.
In the meantime, here’s the games new official description:
“The all-new trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2, the story of outlaw Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang as they rob, fight and steal their way across the vast and rugged heart of America in order to survive. Coming Spring 2018 to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One systems.”
Red Dead Redemption release date is currently set for Spring 2018
RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2 – UPDATE 3
One thing players can almost always guarantee with new game releases these days is that it will contain some sort of Microtransaction and Red Dead Redemption 2 is unlikely to be exempt from this.
Writing earlier this year, RDR2.com suggested that all signs point to microtransactions in Rockstar’s new game, explaining:
“It’s become increasingly certain that Red Dead Redemption 2 will be getting its own multiplayer microtransactions when the game is released next year.
“Strauss Zelnick, CEO of Take-Two Interactive which is the parent company of Rockstar Games, recently spoke about a number of topics pertinent to AAA gaming, with microtransactions being a major focus.”
The article, which you can find in the link above, gives a fantastic account of the many permutations of microtransactions in the Red Dead sequel, especially in light of how they’re used in GTA 5 Online.
And of course, make sure you return at 4PM for the all important Red Dead Redemption 2 announcement from Rockstar.
RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2 – UPDATE 2
We’re closing in on the release of more information from Rockstar about the sequel to last generation’s hit game Red Dead Redemption.
In anticipation for the new information dump that’s coming later today, we’ve compiled a piece theorising what developer Rockstar could tell us when the information drops at 4PM BST today.
You can read what we think the 4pm information drop may be about here.
RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2 – UPDATE
Rockstar’s day in the spotlight is here. Red Dead Redemption 2 will later today reveal, something, possibly a new trailer for the game and its all happening at 4PM in the UK.
There could be leaks throughout the day or indeed rumours swirling around from industry insiders who’ve the inside track on what Rockstar are planning.
Either way, stay tuned for further info throughout the day as we approach what is set to be a HUGE announcement for arguably the biggest game of 2018 and Rockstar’s history since GTA 5.
Hold onto your (stetson) hats, it’s going to get very interesting!
Red Dead Redemption 2 is the next game to be released from developer Rockstar – the studio behind the incredibly successful Grand Theft Auto series.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is due to be released in Spring 2018 after it was delayed from its original launch period of Fall 2017, and will be the follow-up to last generation’s best-selling, critically-acclaimed open world Western game (which was recently made backwards compatible on Xbox One).
Rockstar is due to drop something related to the game on Thursday, September 28th at the following times in each region:
• UK: 4pm (BST)
• Europe: 5pm (CEST)
• East Coast US: 11am (EDT)
• West Coast US: 8am (PDT)
Whether or not this is a new trailer, a multiplayer reveal for the game, a firm release date or something else entirely remains to be seen – but it’s likely that Rockstar will drop a new trailer for the game.
As many might know, Rockstar announced earlier this month that they will be bringing their first game to the Nintendo Switch with a HD re-release of LA Noire coming November 14.
But as RDR2.com has suggested, the idea that this could mean that Switch users could also see the original Red Dead Redemption 2 come to the console are pretty far fetched.
“The first and foremost reason is the same reason why Red Dead Redemption hasn’t been remastered (beyond it being playable on current-gen consoles and still looking more than fine). Red Dead Redemption’s development cycle was a strained affair and it’s generally believed that the game’s code is somewhat of a mess.”
“Porting Red Dead Redemption would likely be more akin to rebuilding the game from the ground up, something that would be far more resource intensive than a mere remaster”
Here’s everything we know so far about Red Dead Redemption 2.
The first trailer was released back in December, and whilst a lot wasn’t shown, information could be inferred from what was shown in the sizzle reel.
The group at the end of the trailer could feature protagonist Martson’s old gang: Dutch van der Linde, Bill Williamson, Javier Escuella and more. We could even see a multi-protagonist perspective switch like we saw in GTAV.
When the trailer first released, a map leaked around the same time – it shows off the original game’s Blackwater area with some considerable overlap with new areas. The map doesn’t include a railway in the old game’s zone, suggesting it takes place earlier in time.
The Red Dead Network Twitter account previously noticed that Ethan Korver, a well-known voice actor having appeared in Just Cause 3, Mafia 3, and Call of Duty Infinite Warfare was listed on IMDB as having a role in Red Dead Redemption 2.
When asked if there was any truth to the listing, Korver replied on Twitter to say, “I’m actually a cowboy in the game but supposedly be uncredited for it.
“I don’t know who gave me credit for the main cast on IMDB: My character is a background character, not a main cast member.”
So far Korver is the only member of the cast listed on IMDB.
Something we know for sure about Red Dead Redemption 2: there’s some sort of exclusivity deal in place with Sony that’ll grant PS4 players first access to some online content. Most likely linked to the games online offering which we expect to mirror GTA 5 Online.
It’s been eleven months since Rockstar first showed off the Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer and while many fans were expecting to find out some more info about the game in the lead up to E3, we doubt that many people could have predicted the news released this evening.not many people
Rockstar has confirmed that the Red Dead Redemption 2 release date is now set for “Spring 2018.”
The game, currently listed as in development for PS4 and Xbox One (but not PC), was originally scheduled to release on both consoles later this year, but as with most Rockstar games, it’s been delayed a little bit longer to ensure it’s up to scratch.
Rockstar has said that the game has been delayed in order to “ensure we can deliver the best experience possible for our fans.” The developer further explained on its official website:
The developer further explained on its official website, writing:
“This outlaw epic set across the vast and unforgiving American heartland will be the first Rockstar game created from the ground up for the latest generation of console hardware, and some extra time is necessary to ensure that we can deliver the best experience possible for our fans.”
“We are very sorry for any disappointment this delay causes, but we are firm believers in delivering a game only when it is ready. We are really excited to bring you more details about the game this summer.”
In February, it was revealed that Red Dead Redemption 2 could be set for a PC release, following the discovery of a leak by one of the most popular DRM providers.
DRM providers essentially help stop piracy and according to www.rdr2.com, Denuvo Software Solutions, one of the many forms of DRM providers, may have leaked plans for a new Rockstar PC release.
“The most important takeaway from this is that Rockstar will be using Denuvo in the future. Denuvo is only used on PC. If Rockstar will be using it, then they will be releasing something for PC.
“Their only upcoming game that we know about is Red Dead Redemption 2. Putting two and two together here shouldn’t be too hard.”
There’s no doubt that fans of Rockstar’s wild west series want the Red Dead 2 to come to PC, as evidenced by this Change.org petition with over 50,000+ signatures and as rdr2.com suggests, it’s only a matter of time.
“RDR2 getting an eventual release on PC in spite of no PC version having been announced is a common expectation.” claims the site.
“Since GTA 5 pulled a similar stunt, releasing the PC port almost 2 years after initial launch, many think the PC port will simply arrive later – maybe much later.
“There are a handful of good arguments to support a PC port. If we were to compare the ports of GTA 4 and GTA 5, massive strides forward can be noted, meaning Rockstar pumped a lot of cash into upgrading their PC development pipeline and structure.
“They’re unlikely to allow that investment to go down the drain with their first new project since.”
At the start of the year, Take-Two Interactive, who own developers Rockstar (creators of GTA and Red Dead Redemption), spoke about the upcoming launch of Red Dead Redemption 2, providing some fresh details that shed more light on the upcoming wild west sequel.
Speaking during the third-quarter earnings call with investors, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick re-confirmed that Red Dead Redemption 2’s release date was set for Fall 2017.
“Looking ahead, our Company has a robust long-term development pipeline and is better positioned for success than at any time in its history,”
“We expect to grow both bookings and net cash provided by operating activities in fiscal 2018, driven by our release slate led by Rockstar Games’ highly anticipated launch of Red Dead Redemption 2.”