It was a 68 second glimpse at the game that showed gorgeous Western vistas and that gang of seven charging across the plains on horseback. But beyond that, there was little official info. Oh Rockstar, you big tease! So while we have to wait for more of an official word on the game, hopefully on Wednesday, rumours and leaks have been swirling around the internet for some time. Here is everything we know so far.
When is Red Dead Redemption 2 released and what platforms is it on?
Red Dead Redemption is scheduled for release on PS4 and Xbox one in Spring 2018. The game was originally supposed to ride into town this autumn, but Rockstar recently delayed the game, saying “extra time is necessary to ensure that we can deliver the best experience possible for our fans.”
It will be called Red Dead Redemption 2 after all!
We thought we were using Red Dead Redemption 2 as a short-hand for the follow-up, as strictly speaking this will be the third game in the Red Dead series. The first game, Red Dead Revolver (re-released on PS4), is one of Rockstar’s underappreciated gems, a more linear cowboy shooter that follows Red Harlow on his own revenge mission. It wasn’t until the extraordinary breadth of Red Dead Redemption’s open-world Wild West that the series found widespread acclaim. Most people were expecting a new title, with Red Dead Retribution the favourite, but Rockstar is seemingly keen to keep the legacy going with, simply, Red Dead Redemption 2.