Red Dead Redemption 2: Coming Autumn 2017
After a six-year drought, Rockstar Games has announced the latest title in its Red Dead franchise, slated for an autumn 2017 release on Playstation 4 and Xbox One. A minute-long trailer, released today, doesn’t give much away but makes for glorious viewing.
Rumours abound that, despite its name, the game may actually be a prequel to Red Dead Redemption. A purportedly leaked screenshot posted to NeoGaf in April depicts a sprawling map overlapping that of the previous game. However, the iconic railroad that runs through the Great Plains is absent.
Interestingly, New Bordeaux is labelled on the map, the fictional city where Mafia III is set (Rockstar Games and Mafia III’s publisher, 2K Games, are both subsidiaries of Take-Two Interactive). Tech Radar claims that a reliable source has confirmed the map to be recent artwork from the studio.
As yet, there is no word on a PC release. Unlike the Grand Theft Auto franchise, 2010’s Red Dead Redemption never made it to PC and a petition calling on Rockstar not to overlook the platform again has accrued 30,000 signatures at the time of publishing.