[Updated] Red Dead Redemption 2 To Be Unveiled At E3 – Will Come to PS4, Xbox One and PC, Details Leaked
[Update] E3 2015 has come and went with no announcement from Rockstar regarding Red Dead Redemption 2. With Gamescom just around the corner many developers saved some of their biggest announcements for that. Xbox boss Phil Spencer reported that they have as many big games for Gamescom as they had for E3. EA could have saved Visceral’s Star Wars title for August’s huge gaming event. While there is no guarantee that Red Dead could be announced at the show, it is a possibility.
Gamescom 2015 will be held in Cologne, Germany between August 5-9 2015.
Reddit’s member ‘AnonDN1978‘, who claims to be a former Rockstar developer, has leaked information regarding the rumored Read Dead Redemption title, that is said to have been in development at Rockstar for some time.
AnonDN1978 claims that the new iteration in the Red Dead Redemption franchise, will be called Red Dead Redemption 2: Legends of the West, and it will be a prequel to Red Dead Redemption. It will be coming to current-gen consoles, with a PC release to follow one month after the console release.
The game is said to take place in the same area as the first game, will have three playable characters, two of which are from the original game, and one completely new.
“The two “main” characters are Irish and Seth. Irish will be brought up in Ireland and will move to the Americas when he is fifteen and moves to the game setting when he turns twenty one. Seth is from Kansas City and works as a teller in a bank. He then hears of a treasure and uses his life savings to bring his family to Texas in the town of Tumbleweed. Throughout the story we experience him unraveling to his state of mind in the original game, losing his wife, children, home, and possessions to his treasure.
The third person is a character you create similar to multiplayer in GTA V. You choose his clothes and horse. Although you can unlock outfits for Seth and Irish, the third person (Who you name) can acquire all different kinds of Western tops, bottoms, boots, gloves, and hats.
Horses will also bring completely new customization to the game. You can choose there type/breed like the last game, but now you can also choose what saddle they have (with their own boosts and stats), storage, and paint.
You can also buy your own safe house and customize it.
Also, all of this carries over into multiplayer.
There will be many new and more thought out stranger missions as well as roughly thirty campaign missions for both Seth and Irish. The third character can be involved in the campaign, but can not be used in missions. He will appear as a “gun for hire” and works with Seth and Irish, tying the stories together.
“You” (the third character) will be in free roam, but Irish and Seth can be called in as companions (but not be played as), as well as other people. You will meet many of the characters from the original game including young Bonny Macfarlane, Sherriff, and even John Marston, but he will still be in his gang.
A big new part of the RDR prequel is the new gang system. You can join several different gangs, or if you think you are up for it you can join the law enforcement of certain towns, but this will restrict you on things you can do like robbing. Although you can rob it might cost you your hard earned career and possibly your life. You can also bring in a posse (up to 4-8 friends) to single player, technically co op now. You can take on certain side missions and a few campaign missions with your posse.”
AnonDN1978, also claims that Bully 2 is also rumored to be under development, but no information was available on the title.
RDR 2 is said to have been in development for the last three and a half years, although Rockstar has not confirmed whether this is true.
This is a rumor so take it with the usual grain of salt. Regardless we will bring you any news regarding the new Red Dead Redemption title, as well as any other new projects from Rockstar as soon as it becomes available. E3 2015 will be held between June 16-18, 2015 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. You can check out our GTA V PC coverage for more Rockstar goodness, here and here.