It’s safe to say that the internet exploded upon seeing the official teaser trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2. The sequel to the original Red Dead Redemption has been long awaited by fans, ever since the launch of the now iconic western adventure that swept the gaming community off its feet.
However, after the hype piped down a bit, people started wondering about the release details, which weren’t made clear at all, the only viable information received being the fact that the game is slated for a 2017 launch.
Although it’s pure speculation at this point, there are some small factors that can lead up to uncovering some important details about the game’s release. For starters, let’s take a look at the supported systems. It’s a no-brainer that Rockstar will oblige the numerous Xbox One and PS4 users with a copy of its newest hit game, as skipping over any of the two platforms while they are at their peak would be the equivalent of marketing suicide. A big name such as Rockstar knows better than to dump a huge revenue source like PlayStation or Xbox.
PC fans however, are more anxious to hear news about the RDR 2 release, as they have history with the franchise. Back when Red Dead Redemption was released, the developer promised a PC version, generating massive hype in the PC community, but ended up failing to deliver those promises, meaning that PC users waiting to play RDR were left empty handed. While there were no official promises of a PC version made yet for RDR 2, PC users hope that Rockstar will allow them to get piece of their newest gun-slingin’ pie.
Taking a look at the release date, it seems that RDR will be launched some time during the Fall of 2017. It is in the developer’s best interest to ship the game out in a timely manner, but also make sure everything is set before putting the game in the consumer’s hands, as technical difficulties, lackluster features or otherwise anything else that might seem inconsistent, will only result in a stain not only on Rockstar’s portfolio, but also the image of Red Dead Redemption, which went down in gaming history as a classic.