Recently, Take-Two announced on Twitter that they have big plans for E3 2016. Speculation is running rampant as to what 2K will have in store for gamers. Well, if a set of rumours are to be believed, Take-Two is planning to unveil Red Dead Redemption 2 at E3 2016, with the sequel to RDR scheduled to release at some point in fall of 2017.
The Frag Hero website claims to have received an anonymous email regarding Take-Two’s plans for this year’s E3. The e-mail claims that an ex-Rockstar Games employee gave them this information about Red Dead Redemption 2, and it reveals more than just the game’s planned release window. According to the e-mail received by Frag Hero, Red Dead Redemption 2 has been in development for over four years and will be released under the title Red Dead Redemption 2: Legends of the West.
According to the email, RDR 2: Legends of the West will feature multiple playable characters like Grand Theft Auto 5, and will reportedly boast a far larger open world than the one found in the original Red Dead Redemption. That all being said, remember that this is just a rumour. And also, the leaked title “Red Dead Redemption 2: Legends of the West” sounds a little cheesy. It definitely does not sound like a Rockstar title, considering previous title names.
Although a sequel to Red Dead Redemption isn’t actually a surprise, After all, Take-Two has discussed Red Dead Redemption 2 for years, and considering the success of the first game, a sequel is a no-brainer. Furthermore, Take-Two has said that the Red Dead and Grand Theft Auto franchises won’t be “milked,” meaning it’s a little too soon to pump out a new GTA release.
Regardless of these rumours, one has to imagine that we will see Red Dead Redemption 2 at some point. Whether or not it takes the form of Red Dead Redemption 2: Legends of the West or Red Dead 3, hopefully, we will find out this summer at E3 2016, if not sooner. The rumoured Red Dead Redemption 2 is supposedly set to release in 2017 for PS4 and Xbox One. A PC version is doubtful since the original Red Dead Redemption was released only for PS3 and Xbox 360.
The e-mail also divulges that the original Red Dead Redemption is being remastered. Xbox one owners have been waiting for the backward compatibility of the original game. This remastered version in works maybe the reason why Rockstar didn’t allow the original Red Dead Redemption game to be backward compatible with the Xbox One. This supposed Red Dead Redemption remaster is said to be launching before the end of 2016. The remaster of the original game is believable considering the fact that Rockstar recently releasing remastered versions of the two classic games of Rockstar, “Bully” and “Manhunt” on PS4.