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Red Dead Redemption 2 Release Date, Setting, Characters, PC Version - Everything we Know

Red Dead Redemption 2, the sequel to the critically-acclaimed 2010 game, has been announced by developer Rockstar Games, but what do we actually know about it?

Guide by Tom Orry, Hirun Cryer, .

Red Dead Redemption 2, a sequel to one of the most critically acclaimed titles of all time, was revealed by Rockstar Games late in 2016. The game developer merely released a single image from their Twitter account to stoke the fires of speculation surrounding an announcement of Red Dead Redemption 2, and then confirmed the game a day later.

This page will act as a hub of information on Red Dead Redemption 2, as we'll be constantly adding updates to the game as and when new information on the wild west sequel becomes available. Read on for info on the Red Dead Redemption 2 release date, watch the Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer, and find out how to pre-order Red Dead Redemption 2.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Release Date

The Red Dead Redemption 2 release date isn’t set in stone, with Rockstar currently saying the game will release in spring 2018. Red Dead 2 was previously set to launch later in 2017, until suffering a disappointing delay.

Rockstar has delayed game releases in the past, delaying Grand Theft Auto V twice in 2013, and the PC version of the same game once. Fingers crossed Red Dead Redemption 2 releases in spring 2018 as planned. Rockstar has stated that it is “really excited to bring you more details about the game this summer.” That sounded like E3 to us, but Rockstar didn’t say a thing during the biggest gaming event of the year. Perhaps it’s saving some news for Gamescom in August.

Even though news of the delay to Red Dead Redemption 2 has put a damper on the Fall release schedule, Rockstar graced us with some great new screenshots.

Although Red Dead 2 has been delayed into 2018, you can still pre-order Red Dead Redemption 2.

Why Was Red Dead Redemption 2 Delayed?

The news of Red Dead Redemption 2's delay into spring 2018 from a previously scheduled Fall 2017 window was disappointing, but not surprising. Perhaps it was due to a lack of info since the reveal or just an expectation after what happened with GTA 5, but it just felt like we weren't going to be playing the game in 2017.

Rockstar had this to say on the reason for Red Dead Redemption 2's delay: "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."

Red Dead Redemption 2 - The Wild West Setting and Characters

While the gameplay trailer didn't reveal too many details about the actual intricacies of Red Dead Redemption 2, it did reveal that there would be a gang of seven cowboys featured in the game. Whether these characters are actually the heroes or villains of the story is unknown right now.

As you can probably imagine, these seven silhouetted character images first revealed in the second teaser image posted to the Rockstar Game twitter account prompted massive amounts of speculation. Some have suggested that these characters are the members of John Marston's former gang, with the main character from Red Dead Redemption returning once again as the protagonist, through the sequel actually being a prequel.

This speculation is rooted in fans claiming that the three central characters in the image could be John Marston, Dutch van der Linde, and Bill Williamson, all of which were key characters in Red Dead Redemption. Should this speculation be true, the other characters in the image would be Jack Swift, Red Harlow, Landon Ricketts, and Shadow Wolf.

Red Dead Redemption 2 - The Debut Reveal Trailer

The first trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2 was released by the Rockstar Games twitter account just two days after the logo for the company was posted in red online, leading to speculation of a sequel to Red Dead Redemption.

While the trailer doesn't give away too much about what players can expect to be doing in Red Dead Redemption 2, it did reveal a few tiny details. It's possible that travelling by boat will be a feature in the game, as we see two characters commandeering a small canoe, and we can also see a horse with an animal carcass on its back, possibly revealing this to be a feature in the final game.

The debut reveal trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2 was posted to the official Rockstar Games YouTube account on October 20, 2016, and currently sits at just over 12 million views in total.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Not Coming to PC?

As you've no doubt heard by now, the possibility of Red Dead Redemption 2 coming to PC is something that has only been speculated on, and has never actually been confirmed or denied by either publisher Take-Two, or developer Rockstar Games.

At a recent earnings call, Take-Two president Karl Slatoff was asked about the possibility of Red Dead Redemption 2 eventually coming to PC, to which he replied "any updates about any of our titles will come from our labels". It should be noted that the original Red Dead Redemption never actually came to PC, and it took Grand Theft Auto V (the last game from Rockstar) around five months to arrive on the PC after it released on consoles back in 2013.

So, while Red Dead Redemption 2 still hasn't been confirmed for the PC, it hasn't actually been denied by either the publisher or developer. We'll keep our ears peeled for all the information we can uncover on a PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2.

Red Dead Redemption 2 - Possible Gameplay Trailer Reveal For Xbox One X?

Like we previously stated, nothing whatsoever has been shown in relation to gameplay footage for Red Dead Redemption 2, with the only promotional material being the few images and the reveal trailer that Rockstar Games revealed in late 2016.

Windows Central claimed that this would all change in the weeks leading up to E3 2017, with Microsoft planning to partner up with Rockstar Games to show Red Dead Redemption 2 running on the Xbox One X, which is due for release near the end of 2017.

This rumour didn’t materialize, with E3 2017 now already feeling like a distant memory. Rumours now point towards Gamescom, but don’t hold your breath.

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