Earlier this week Rockstar Games teased us with the upcoming reveal of Red Dead Redemption 2. Today they have released the debut trailer. While it’s not much to go on…it is something and it looks amazing – as expected. According to the end of the trailer, Rockstar is targeting a Fall 2017 release date.
They’ve got me excited, how about you all? Anything you’d like to see implemented in this sequel that the previous game didn’t offer?
Red Dead Redemption is arguably one of the best games of the last generation of consoles. Fan’s have eagerly been awaiting some sort of confirmation that a sequel would be coming. Well fans, today is that day as Rockstar Games have officially announced Red Dead Redemption 2.
The developer had this to say about the announcement:
“Developed by the creators of Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption, Red Dead Redemption 2 is an epic tale of life in America’s unforgiving heartland. The game’s vast and atmospheric world will also provide the foundation for a brand new online multiplayer experience.”
The founder of Rockstar Games, Sam Houser, had this to say about RDR2:
“With Red Dead Redemption 2, the team is working hard to push forward our vision for interactive entertainment in a truly living world. We hope to deliver players an epic experience that builds upon everything we’ve learned making games.”
Stay tuned to Broken Joysticks on October 20th when the official trailer is released!
Sitting in the massive crowd at Sony’s E3 press conference was surreal, when the event wrapped up my hands were shaking and my heart pounding but in the back of my mind it felt like there was something left unsaid. In the world of games journalism you have to take every leak, slip of the tongue and rumor with a dump truck of salt and even then that isn’t enough skepticism. Here is a quick run-down of three of things that the internet told me I should have expected to be announced.
#3 – More Details About The Final Fantasy VII Remake
Square Enix and Sony shocked the world with a remake that fans have been requesting for nearly two decades last year. This year? Everything was oddly silent, not a word was mentioned about Squeenix’s trilogy of titles that will spin the tale of Cloud, Aerith and Barret in a new direction. Instead we got a generic zombie shooter that used the same two enemy models over and over that could have passed for any of the countless Day-Z ripoffs on Steam.
#2 – An Update On Shenmue III
After not one but two successful crowdfunding drives for Yu Suzuki’s next chapter in this long running franchise and we didn’t hear anything this evening,, not even a glimpse in a one of the brief sizzle reels. Sony answered the prayers of Dreamcast fans fourteen years after the console exited the market with a hail marry announcement no-one could have expected. As one of the announcements that “won” E3 for Sony last year it was odd that Sony’s executives were so silent on this one.
#1 – Read Dead Redemption 3
A lot of people expected this one given the fact that the game’s “Map” leaked a weeks back. Hell, even some have joked that they’ve seen horses and cowboys walk out of Rockstar’s offices. Once again Rockstar has proven that they can still skip one of gaming’s biggest events simply because we will all be listening whenever they have something to say.
What do you think of my list of disappointments? Let me know in the comment and be sure to keep checking Broken Joysticks for more E3 coverage.
Red Dead Redemption 2 will be released on Xbox One, PS4 and PC in the fourth quarter of 2016 and gamers will have the chance to view the upcoming game at this year’s E3, according to a new rumor going around. This rumor comes right after Red Dead Redemption was temporarily playable on Xbox One via backwards compatibility. The ability to do that has since been removed, but clearly it’s on it’s way soon.
“I pretty much know the ones that I can assure you are permanent. It’s obvious that GTA is a permanent franchise as long as we keep delivering this incredible quality; it seems quite obvious that ‘Red Dead’ is a permanent franchise, again with the same caveat, or Borderlands, for example, and NBA and others,” Take Two Interactive CEO Strauss Zelnick said in a 2014 interview.
Zelnick was also asked why the the game is not annualized. The CEO explained that non-sport titles are best served not on an annual basis because it creates higher demand and anticipation from gamers. It’s extremely refreshing to hear that from a high-level game executive and gives me hope that Rockstar’s various studious will continue to produce quality games like the GTA franchise.
There are also a few details on the setting of the new game included in this rumor: many fans had speculated that the franchise would move to Japan in the EDO period when much of Japan was rapidly modernizing and guns were becoming common. However this would move the game from it roots as a Western and many fans have expressed discontent with that setting. Personally I hope we see a return to the frontier of the US. Other rumored locations include more states in the U.S., including Utah, Arizona, Denver, New Mexico, Texas, Mexico, South Dakota and Louisiana. Whatever ends up happening, I hope we get to see a first look at the game at E3. Be sure to stay tuned as yours truly will indeed be at E3 reporting from the floor!