Every year the line between film and video game continues to blur, as action becomes more dynamic at the cinema and games become increasingly more cinematic. There are new movies every year, like Tomb Raider and Assassin’s Creed, that attempt to bring the exhilaration of gaming to the big screen. Yet, few games have provided both the thrills and drama that you find on the big screen on the small screen, more than Red Dead Redemption in 2010.
Rockstar Games took the open-world game play that they mastered with the Grand Theft Auto series and applied it to an Old West landscape. The result was an nostalgic homage to spaghetti westerns of the past, with a story that truly was the Unforgiven of the gaming genre in every possible way.
After a long seven-year wait Rockstar is back with Red Dead Redemption 2, the follow-up to the classic game. There is a new protagonist, Arthur Morgan, in place of the original’s John Marston. Morgan is a member of the Van der Linde gang, who were also known as the Dutch Gang, the band of outlaws that Marston ran with before the events of Red Dead Redemption. That means that the game will actually be a prequel and should expand the wild west landscape even further.
There have been scarce details revealed about the game’s online component. However, they seem to insinuate in their synopsis (read below) that there are grand plans for multiplayer fans. It’s hard to fathom how they will better the world of options made available to players in the first. Could they be working on an integrated story mode? It seems we will have to wait a little bit longer for answers, as the game drops on an unspecified date next Spring. Check out the official trailer:
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.
Red Dead Redemption 2 will be released in Spring 2018.
Source: Rockstar Games