Red Dead Redemption 2 posts third trailer, sticks to October launch date

Red Dead Redemption 2’s new trailer is finally here (after an absurd amount of teasing and handwringing over what could be in it). Spoiler alert: It’s exactly what you expect out of a Wild West-era online RPG. And it’s gorgeous. And it, like Wild West Online’s recent announcement, seems properly poised to scoop up some Westworld season 2 hype while also playing with classic RDR fans’ nostalgia, as the gang is back from the original game.

“After a robbery goes badly wrong in the western town of Blackwater, Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang are forced to flee. With federal agents and the best bounty hunters in the nation massing on their heels, the gang must rob, steal and fight their way across the rugged heartland of America in order to survive. As deepening internal divisions threaten to tear the gang apart, Arthur must make a choice between his own ideals and loyalty to the gang who raised him.”

Rockstar’s site still says the launch will be October 26th for console (no PC mentioned, again), and we’re still expecting that promised “online multiplayer experience.” Gamers will recall that it was first announced in October of 2016 with a fall 2017 launch planned. But by May of last year, Rockstar had already pushed that estimate off into 2018, barely making its own “summer” deadline to pick spring 2018 for the console launch. Then in February, it delayed until October. And here we are, trailer in tow.

Source: Rockstar. Cheers, DK!
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Steely Bob
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Steely Bob

PC or it didn’t happen…

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Mick the Barbarian

Still no word on a PC release

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Jerry

I wish a Weird West Online o line game came out. Like the old DC Jonah Hex comics. Monsters, ghosts, magic and wild west stuff. This looks game looks so stale.

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Jerry

Looks very boring…seriously. Is this a soap opera?

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Nick // Genghis

I really wish I could get on the hypetrain for this or WWO, but honestly… not a real big fan of the cowboy setting. More a sci-fi guy. But the trailer and cutscenes looked great!

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zoward

If they think it needs more time in the oven, I’m okay with that. A brilliant but late game beats the hell out of an on-time-but-rushed-out-the-door one any day.

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squid

Oh, look—another trailer that’s just a bunch of cutscenes stitched together and tells you absolutely nothing about the game. I mean, it’s better than lol-worthy live-action trailers, but not by much.

semugh
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semugh

console only, well that’s it then…

Estranged
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Estranged

I want to play WoW on PS4.

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Mick the Barbarian

Sounds like a great idea. When RDR isleased for PC.

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Denice J. Cook

Wow, it looks better than ever though! I’m glad they’re taking the time to do it right; I just hope the online component isn’t A.) RNG City/P2W and B.) nearly as miserable a grindy slog/almost impossible in the lower levels without a team as GTAV’s is.

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Pepperzine

This works out great for Wild West Online right? Get to use the hype for an online western from this announcement and they get to launch beforehand capturing some of the market before they all inevitably move on to play this as I’m sure it will be far more developed.