Red Dead Redemption 2 Confirmed for Fall 2017, Trailer Coming Thursday

Sequel to include a "brand-new online multiplayer experience" and more.

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After offering strong teases earlier this week, Rockstar Games has now officially announced Red Dead Redemption 2. The game is coming out in fall 2017 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

A trailer will be released at 11 AM ET on Thursday, October 20.

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In a statement, Rockstar explained that 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."

Rockstar has not offered any specifics on Red Dead Redemption 2's gameplay, but that last line is particularly interesting, considering a domain name for Red Dead Online was recently discovered. Grand Theft Auto V's multiplayer mode, GTA Online, has brought in a reported $500 million or more. The first Red Dead Redemption had a multiplayer component, but it seems like the sequel may go further.

Rockstar founder Sam Houser added, "With Red Dead Redemption 2, the team is working hard to push forward our vision for interactive entertainment in a truly living world. We hope to deliver players an epic experience that builds upon everything we've learned making games."

The 2010 original Red Dead Redemption was released on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, but not PC. Rockstar did not mention a PC release for Red Dead Redemption 2 in its announcement today.

The image above shows seven different characters who are still somewhat blurry but are more in focus than they were in the previous teaser. They are all wielding weapons, including pistols and long rifles. The man standing front and center could be Red Dead Redemption 2's protagonist, but this is not confirmed.

Red Dead Redemption 1 story spoilers follow below.

Red Dead Redemption's lead character was John Marston. He died at the end of the first game, but it's possible Red Dead Redemption 2 could be a prequel. Some have suggested that a prequel could show John Marston's outlaw days, which are discussed in the first game, but never fully explored. Another possibility is that Red Dead Redemption 2 will star John Marston's son, Jack, but this is just speculation.

Rockstar has launched a teaser website for Red Dead Redemption 2, but it does not appear to contain any other new information about the game.

2010's Red Dead Redemption was one of the most highly regarded games of the last generation and it sold well, too, selling some 13 million copies as of 2012. The number is likely even higher now, considering it's available to buy on Xbox One through the backwards compatibility program. Red Dead Redemption has never been released on PS4 or PC.

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Shares of Rockstar's parent company, Take-Two, surged this week, seemingly over the speculation that Rockstar might announce a new Red Dead game. The market opens at 9:30 AM today, and we'll report back later with more details on Take-Two's stock price.

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I was hoping to get a Red Dead Redemption remaster to hold me over until Red Dead 2 comes out. I absolutely love Red Dead Redemption. The setting, the characters, and the gameplay were great to me. The online was lacking but I felt GTA online is lacking as well. Hopefully you can have a Posse and do heists in RDR2 similar to GTA. Play some poker, horseshoes, liar's dice and 5 finger filet or whatever the hell it was called.

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Poster is influenced directly from the opening sequence of the movie 'Young Guns'

I looooooove it!!!

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@karlito2288: I'll make you famous!

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@karlito2288: Great Movie!!

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People will always going to bitch about console/pc etc...so what just go and enjoy whatever platform you have...Yes I am a PC gamer so what the hell, I even have a wii (bit of fun that device)....I have friends nagging me buy a PS4 because they have one and play multiplayer GTA V or whatever I am not fussed tbh.. Yes if you have the money or have built your PC from scratch and over the years it is technically a better platform to use...and software gaming companies know that, and in time Red Dead probably will come out..even if delayed a little..best things will come to those who wait...I am not a PC elitest I just enjoy what I have....have fun out there and stop making silly console/ PC arguments it gets a little tiring..

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YESSSSSSS FINALLY

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they ll say ' we dont have any plans to make a pc version ' , people will buy consoles, buy the game, play it for 2 years. petitions all over the net, and as if rockstar cares, suddenly an announcement for the pc version 2.5 years later. so everyone with pc will buy it twice.

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DON'T RUSH.

Scorpio and Pro are close, the same happened with GTAV and PS3/X360 versions was the beta-testers, then they've launched the polished version for PS4/XOne/PC. And it shines with mods...

I can't play any game without mods (especially a sandbox), sorry, if is not for PC, it does not exist for me.

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@Antarte: Whats the Scorpio and Pro got to do with it? The game, well at least for PS4 and PS4 Pro, will work for both...one purchase required.

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@kyelo: you are so naive if you doubt that they will launch an improved edition for the new consoles.

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@kyelo: I imagine it will be the same for the Scorpio. Microsoft wouldn't shoot themselves in the foot again after the last fiasco.

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@SprSynJn: Yeah I suspect that as well, just meaning for the PS4 at least it is confirmed.

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Console peasants are funny sometimes, they dance around when a game is not released on PC, lol, tell me something, what do you do once that game comes out on PC? you gonna pretend like you never cared? what is it about exclusivity that gets you so excited down there? I'll tell you why, its because you want to feel like your platform has something the other platform doesn't and give you the feeling of validation, because you can't defend it otherwise, no facts, no nothing.

Now what does it say about your system if it needs to rely on keeping games hostage to keep it alive? and what does it say about you when a particular game being exclusive is the only thing that gives you joy from a system? are you truly happy with your purchase? if so then why is it so damn difficult to accept its many MANY drawbacks? you lot sure do let yourself get very easily provoked by the "elitists". If someone told me consoles are better than PCs, I laugh, because I know its not true, the opposite happens and a war erupts, and the best argument console gamers can ever throw is "elitist" or "asshole" or "cry mustardrace", I mean since when do insults bend reality?

Be honest, you KNOW the PC is a superior platform, you just don't want to admit it, this isn't about elitists being "assholes", this is about you losing confidence in your favorite brand, its about you doubting your purchase, and it makes you very uncomfortable. Honestly I don't understand why you do this to yourself, you let people on the internet get under your skin and you let big companies that don't give two coins about you siphon money off of you until you are dry, and for what? a brand? bragging rights? a few meaningless exclusives? whats exactly is stopping your from jumping to the PC?

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@Dark_sageX: I'm a PC gamer mostly, but if you don't understand the appeal of consoles then you're absolutely ignorant. Why are you so butthurt that you needed a 3 paragraph response pretending not to care about a game that you clearly would play if it were on PC. Why do people pretend like they wouldn't play a game if it launched on PC when they clearly always do play those same games when they do release on PC, then they brag about how they can mod that game and the graphics are better. It really is ridiculous. I'm sure on your tombstone we will put that you were an elitist PC gamer who enjoyed condescending to people who chose to game on other platforms. Grow up dude.

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@Orgodemir: "I'm a PC gamer mostly, but if you don't understand the appeal of consoles then you're absolutely ignorant..."

So I guess you will tell me what these appeals are?

"Why are you so butthurt that you needed a 3 paragraph response pretending not to care about a game that you clearly would play if it were on PC."

Guess not....

"Why do people pretend like they wouldn't play a game if it launched on PC when they clearly always do play those same games when they do release on PC,"

Call me when there is a console on the planet that will provide me with the experience that I want (1080p and 60fps with AA and high details), otherwise gtfo with your "consoles are just as good as PCs" bullshit narrative.

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@Dark_sageX: You are ignorant, and you're a bigot. Your clearly condescending and you have some emotional problems that you need to address in your personal life if you really care that much about a gaming platform. Seriously. Grow up. Get a hobby. Anything. I'm not even going to waste my time explaining anything. Stay in your echo chamber. You're not worth my time.

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@Dark_sageX: "a few meaningless exclusives" wtf? Lmfao, dude cut the $hit. They have more than a few foh LOL!

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@kelseyjb: In the grand scheme of things yes, they are few, very very few, especially when compared to PC, and not all of them live out to be exclusives forever mind you. Look man I don't even care about exclusives, its YOU who cares about exclusives, because its the only thing over PCs that gives you the feeling your purchase was validated, but as soon as an X1 or WiiU or PC version is announced you will just pretend like this article never existed, and the cycle continues, its absolutely foolish.

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@Dark_sageX: Compensating for something are we?

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@SprSynJn: No because I don't need exclusives to justify my position, can you say the same?

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@Dark_sageX: Yep. Don't think I've bought a console for exclusives since the Gamecube.

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@Dark_sageX: Maybe you should re-read your post, because you sound just as bad as the people you're attacking.

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@DaRq_MiNoS: you are doing exactly as I said, throwing an insult with absolute zero substance, again reflect on your choice and focus less on getting insulted.

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@Dark_sageX: You're doing exactly what those people are doing. Look at what you just did. You wrote an entire page trying to defend and justify your purchase just like them. I've been gaming on console and PC since the 70's with Magnavox Odyssey and the first Radio Shack TRS 80's -- they both have their pros and cons.

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@DaRq_MiNoS: how exactly am I defending the PC? my post was tackling console gamer's petty habit of getting excited over exclusives, I wasn't trying to defend the PC.

Besides I don't have to "defend" the PC, the facts speak for itself, I'm not saying PCs have more features and are far more flexible than consoles because I'm "defending" it or I'm trying to "justify" my position, I'm saying it because its TRUE, sorry but you and your peers need to deal with it, or of course you can go and find a safe space where everyone agrees with each other and live in blissful denial, but I don't swing that way, I tell it like it is and if you feel I'm wrong then prove it, with facts, not vague comments.

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@Dark_sageX: I'm afraid he's right, your argument is the flipside of the coin you are trying to defend. You refer to console owners as peasants and try to say that PC is the best. PC isnt for everyone and consoles suit certain persons more so than a PC would.

If you want these arguments to go away then the thing to do is NOT write half a page about, quote 'You lot', and let the infantile behaviour go over your head. Anything otherwise and you are merely trolling for the other side and that goes for console or PC fanboyism.

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@gotrekfabian: OK, sorry I hurt your fifis with my long and factual post, consoles are just as good as PCs and we should all be holding hands and dancing on rainbows, there, do I sound less like a "fanboy" to you now?

god I can't deal with regressive weaklings, enjoy being corporate slaves.

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@Dark_sageX: PS. You call others regressive weaklings for not agreeing with you. You're actually a regressive weakling intellectually and you're highly bigoted. I'm not sure how being a PC elitist who looks down on others makes you progressive in any way. That's actually regressive. I just feel the need to call you on your bs. I'm sure you won't have a logical or intelligent response judging from your other posts and responses. Look up the definition of bigoted, opinionated, and sycophant.

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@Dark_sageX: lol. You call people corporate slaves when you are a slave to microsoft and other PC goods manufacturers to a much larger extent than console gamers because you buy more products to upgrade and they buy a system once. Jesus, you people are hilarious. If anyone is regressive it is you. See some of us in the real world who are mature can handle that fact that there are different viewpoints and we don't need to belittle other people for their enjoyment of something we don't ourselves enjoy.

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@Orgodemir: "you buy more products to upgrade and they buy a system once."

That has got to be the stupidest statement I read this week, you clearly don't understand the definition of a corporate slave.

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@Dark_sageX: Also, just for reference I looked at some of your posts. You literally can't help yourself and you need to find something better to do with your time. You literally post in every console thread telling everyone how much better PC is. Get a life. Enjoy PC and stop posting in every topic about how you love your PC. GO play it. My PC is actually better than yours looking at your specs, but you don't see me on here crying about consoles. Also I have the money to get any PC components I want, I have a great job with a great income, so explain to me how you view people such as myself as Peasants. THe fact that you need to feel superior about owning something millions of people in the world own makes me believe you don't have much else going for you. Sorry but owning a PC should not be a point of pride, neither should blasting everyone who doesn't. It's childish and highly immature. It's lame that we can't discuss topics online because there are too many people such as yourself who need to divert the topic to some E peen contest, when your e peen isn't even that big. Mine's actually bigger, considering I can afford all PC components, new, old, and all of the consoles, so how does that make me a peasant? Do you have OCULUS? Oh wait your PC can't even handle VR or 4k at 60fps yet according to your own specs so....and you have a GTX 970? Haha! WOW! Nice old components you got there elitist. Your PC can't handle most games at max settings on 2k, let alone 4k. Jeez. What monitor do you have? Do you have a 1 ms response time Gsync monitor? If not you're not gaming correctly for an elitist. Even I have that and I'm not an elitist because I love response times for fighting games and shooters, it matters. Anyway, good luck with upgrading that PC on an allowance bro.

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@Dark_sageX: You are a corporate slave yourself. You just don't realize it, nice cognitive dissonance. Yes it's a stupid comment, surely. So stupid. Please enlighten me on how you aren't a corporate slave by buying all manner of PC components and games from the same umbrella of companies that are present in consoles. Please enlighten me how you aren't a corporate slave when you're goaded into buying top flight components that aren't cost efficient because you can squeeze a few FPS more. Please explain how you're not a corporate slave for always wanting the next big thing that only applies to a handful of games. You're ignorant. Plain and simple. You clearly don't understand the definition of corporate slave yourself, because buying a console instead of buying PC components is no different. In fact I'd venture to say you probably spend more money at shorter intervals than the average gamer who casually buys a few big hits. Just stop. You're embarrassing PC gamers with your ignorance. Guess what, I only buy games at a discount. I have bought very few games, if any at full price in the last 5 years. I still play games from years ago, which I get for 5 to 10 dollars for all of the content, while others spend 60+ and buy all of the overpriced DLC. Explain to me how I'm a corporate slave again? OMG down with the corporations!! Ok so you only play indie games? You only run linux? You only buy 3rd party components and use 3rd party OS and play indy and small developer games? No. You do not. I'm sure you buy brand name products all the time, and I'm sure your parents do, because people with your mentality clearly still live with their parents. I know I'm right.

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@Dark_sageX: And there it is, falling immediately into the 'take the piss' category when you don't agree with someone. You're just a fanboy who doesn't even recognise it in himself.

And, for the record, I'm no regressive. I prefer to be harmonious but piss me off and I'll put you on your ar53.

Edit: Oh, and congratulations on the assumption that I don't own a PC.

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@DaRq_MiNoS: being mediocre, truth hurts.

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Disappointment in the title, they could have went so many ways with it...

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Finally a Nex Gen game I want to play unless it is released for PS3 and Xbox 360.

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Excited for my RDR2 Scorpio bundle.

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Perfect timing! FFXV is almost out, and I'm sure everyone was worried about what will get the hype treatment? I'm sure every video game news outlet just sighed in relief that they now have something to kill the next year with.

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Release it on PC. That's what I'd like to see. Can't afford to buy every console and a gaming PC just to make sure I have access to playing these different games. Nothing miffs me more than platform exclusives.

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@EliOli: It will come to PC. GTA5 made more money in its first year on PC then it's 2nd year on Console. GTA online has now made them over 500 million dollars since the PC release. If anything it will come to consoles first then they will fine tune it for PC like they did GTA5. I think they learned their lessons after the Sh*t storm that was GTA4, the praise they got for the GTA5 PC port they want to repeat and keep the good will up on that front.

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@thespicychiken: I hope your right. I was thinking they would do that with the first Red Dead Redemption. Still waiting on that.

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Some people will have a reason to turn on their PS4/Xone after game get's released coz it's eating a dust.

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@wexorian: Seems like you have buyers remorse. I use my PS4 more than I did my PS3. Not everyone is as unfortunate as you with gaming purchases.

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@wexorian: I agree. The PS4 has been Sony's most disappointing system yet...

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@wexorian: Get your hearing checked buddy. Everything does not sound like sh!t.

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@wexorian: i use my ps4 all the time, thanks. just finished uncharted 4 and until dawn, two great ps4 exclusives. final fantasy xv will soon be released as will last guardian, persona 5 and horizon: zero dawn. there are plenty of reasons to game on ps4 and keep the dust off :D

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