Developer Rockstar Games confirmed Red Dead Redemption 2 is really underway. The sequel to the 2010's Western epic game will have new characters and bigger map, and the game's trailer is set to be released on October 20 at 11 a.m. EST.
In a press release, the developer wrote Red Dead Redemption 2 lands on PS4 and Xbox in fall of 2017. For PC users, gaming analysts claim there's a huge possibility that the sequel will have a PC version. It is interesting to note that Rockstar has released PC versions of Grand Theft Auto IV and V at a later date.
The current Grand Theft Auto V was released for consoles in Sept 2013 and landed on PC in April 2015. For its previous version, Grand Theft Auto IV was launched for consoles in April 2008, and its PC version became available in December 2008. While the PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2 could follow a similar timeline and gets a release in summer of 2018, the actual release date is still uncertain.
Take note that the first Red Dead Redemption did not have PC version, but pressure from fans might push Rockstar to develop one for its sequel. There's a petition on Change.org that asks the game developer to make Red Dead Redemption 2 PC version. Currently, the petition has more than 24,000 backers. The target is to get 25,000 supporters.
For gameplay, Digital Trends reported the story of Red Dead Redemption 2 will take place before the events of the first Red Dead Redemption. Insiders said the sequel will take place in a less populated version of the American West appeared in the original game.
Furthermore, TechRadar published a leaked map of Red Dead Redemption 2. The map shows there's a lack of railroad in the game, which further adds to the speculation that its story takes place in an earlier period.
Rumors around the internet also claim there will be multiple protagonists in the sequel, similar to Grand Theft Auto V. In a previously released poster, it shows seven silhouetted figures which might be the new characters of the game.
Overall, the Red Dead Redemption franchise has gorgeous production design that really makes players feel they are in the Wild West. To take advantage of modern PC's graphics power, it is not too far-fetched to see Rockstar would release Red Dead Redemption 2 PC version in early 2018.
For now, let's wait for more announcements from Rockstar games about Red Dead Redemption 2. Stay tuned with us for more update.