Following heavy speculation and two days of teasers that set the internet on fire, Rockstar Games officially announced Red Dead Redemption 2 at last.
The title just became official and it's all set to hit the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One next fall, complete with a new online multiplayer experience to take things to the next level. Rockstar Games will also release a Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer on Thursday, Oct. 20, to further boost excitement.
Red Dead Redemption was praised for its exciting Western tale, vast world and engaging atmosphere, and Rockstar says it will build upon that successful recipe to deliver "a brand new online multiplayer experience."
Red Dead Redemption 2 will come from the same creators who made the original Red Dead Redemption and Grand Theft Auto 5 (GTA 5), so that adds to the hype.
"With Red Dead Redemption 2, the team is working hard to push forward our vision for interactive entertainment in a truly living world," adds Rockstar Games founder Sam Houser. "We hope to deliver players an epic experience that builds upon everything we've learned making games."
That new multiplayer experience touted for Red Dead Redemption will likely echo the highly successful GTA Online mode that was part of the whole GTA V experience. GTA Online quickly turned into a great moneymaker and Red Dead Redemption 2's online multiplayer mode will likely enjoy similar success, bringing a substantial revenue to both Rockstar and Take Two Interactive.
It remains to be seen, however, if Red Dead Redemption 2 will last a single-layer DLC similarly to GTA V — hopefully not. DLC aside, at least the game will have both single and multiplayer modes.
The Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer will go live at 11 a.m. EST on Oct. 20, but Rockstar already posted a more detailed photo of the characters in its latest teaser. Prior to that, the company teased an image of its logo on Sunday, dropping heavy hints toward a blood-red surprise to come.
As a reminder, the original Red Dead Redemption launched back in May 2010 as an engaging open-world Western action game that quickly won the hearts of critics and fans alike. Some critics even went as far as to praise the title as the best game to hit the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and Red Dead Redemption 2 may replicate the success and launch as the best game to hit the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One next year.
No additional details are available at this point regarding Red Dead Redemption 2 and Rockstar has yet to offer a more specific launch date, other than the vague "fall 2017."
Until then, stay tuned for the upcoming trailer that will drop soon enough.