The open-world Western action-adventure video game “Red Dead Redemption 2” has been making the rumor mills since last year and it seems that game developer Rockstar Games is about to unveil it in the upcoming Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2016 to be held in Los Angeles, California this coming June.
Subsequently, reports also have it that “Red Dead Redemption 2” will make it to the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 in October, notes the Parent Herald.
Strauss Zelnick, CEO of Take-Two Interactive, the parent company of Rockstar Games, has confirmed that they are about to make “Red Dead Redemption” a permanent franchise with the impending release this year of “Red Dead Redemption 2.”
He said that he pretty much knows the games that are permanent. He said that in addition to “GTA,” he can be sure that “Red Dead Redemption” is also a worthy permanent franchise because it is one that comes with incredible quality.
Zelnick shared that he has been asked a number of times why is Rockstar not annualizing its game titles. He explained that non-sport titles are better served not on an annual basis to create anticipation and demand from gamers.
He also added that they want their game to have the highest quality in the market, which takes time and that they really cannot do it annually, details the Christian Today.
Zelnick, however, assured fans of the franchise that a new installment of “Red Dead Redemption” will come out very soon.
Long overdue to come out
Critics believe that “Red Dead Redemption 2” is long overdue to come. Last year, the speculations are rife that the game could come out this year and not later than 2017, considering that its predecessor game was released way back in 2011. Five years is already an eternity in game development, so much more if it is going to be six.
Rockstar has yet to come out with an official statement or announcement regarding the release date of its highly-anticipated video game so everything should be taken with a fine grain of salt.
There are also reports saying that Rockstar is actually under pressure these days to ensure that when “Red Dead Redemption 2” comes out in the gaming consoles and the PC this year, it should surpass the accomplishments of its predecessor.
When “Red Dead Redemption” was released in 2011, it was very successful so the challenge for the New York City-based game developer is to guarantee that the sequel should be better in terms of gameplay, storyline, and everything else that matters to fans and gamers.
Set in Japan?
In terms of game setting, there were previously absurd theories that “Red Dead Redemption 2” will be set in Japan, which is way too unbelievable since it is a Western action-adventure video game and Japan is in the East.
Eventually, the rumors started to clear up and what remains in the rumor mills, which are more plausible already, is that “Red Dead Redemption 2” will expand to the east of the United States as well. Perhaps, when word came out that the game will expand to the east, some bright gamers deduced that it is going to be in Japan.
Apparently, the expansion in the east means East of the US. Based on rumors, possible gameplay setting for “Red Dead Redemption 2” are Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Denver, South Dakota, and Mexico.
Meanwhile, Danny Ross, a former employee of Rockstar has previously taken to Reddit to confirm the sequel to the massively popular “Red Dead Redemption,” which was released way back in 2011.
Although it is possible that the Danny Ross on Reddit is not the real Danny Ross who was an ex-employee of Rockstar, but the one on Reddit actually responded to fan questions on what should gamers expect from Rockstar.