Red Dead fans are busy celebrating the announcement of Red Dead Redemption 2, which has finally been confirmed by Rockstar after years of speculation. But that does not mean that interest in its 2010 predecessor which introduced the intense former outlaw John Marston, has died down. Up until now, both games in the Red Dead series have had their release limited to consoles only. But after the success of Red Dead Redemption, PC gamers have been crying out to be let in on the action that had swept the world. Now as news about the series has reached a crescendo, a newly announced partnership between PlayStation and Rockstar Games has given fans hope for the matter.
According to a post on the PlayStation official blog site, the partnership will now ensure that PS4 players are the first to get the chance “to earn select online content in the vast open world of Red Dead Redemption 2.” Moreover, Red Dead Redemption, a PS3 release, will soon be offered as part of the PlayStation Now subscription service which allows users to stream PS3 titles directly to their Windows PC or PlayStation 4 for a monthly subscription of $10.
Earlier this month, Red Dead Revolver (2004) was given a re-release on the PS 4, sparking speculation that Rockstar would eventually do the same for Red Dead Redemption. But it became clear that the developer had something bigger planned out when it started teasing a new logo set against a bright red background, shortly followed by a fresh poster. Tongues were left wagging after netizens spotted a new domain by the name of RedDeadOnline, which hinted at a new multiplayer mode for a Red Dead instalment in the manner of Rockstar’s other massively successful title GTA Online.
Soon after, Rockstar put the years of speculation about Red Dead Redemption 2 behind it by finally announcing its existence. Every aspect of the upcoming game has sparked several rumours including its possible title: while most were of the opinion that Rockstar would release a sequel (or a prequel) to John Marston’s adventures, others preferred to call it Red Dead 3, based on the fact that the upcoming game would be the third independent title in the Red Dead franchise and not a continuation. The game is also rumoured to feature multiple playable protagonists in the manner of GTA 5.
Red Dead Redemption 2 has been announced for a “Fall 2017” release. Rockstar has not mentioned a specific date for when the next game will be launched, or even when Red Dead Redemption will be made available as part of the PS Now subscription campaign. We expect to hear about them both soon.