Rockstar Games is one of those companies that loves to tease out new releases, leaving little cookie crumb trails and clues rather than outright announcing something. This is because they know they have built a legion of diehard fans who are constantly clamoring for any news. And for good reason – with franchises like Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption under their belt, it is hard to not exist under a microscope. So they have fun with it.
Like when they changed all the profile pictures on their social media accounts to a red “Rockstar” logo. What could that mean? Is it a clue?
While nobody from Rockstar has come out to confirm, we feel pretty safe saying that this is for sure the first rumblings of Rockstar finally giving the people what they have been patiently waiting for – Red Dead Redemption 2.
Red Dead Redemption – A History
Six years ago, Rockstar Games created what would become one of the most iconic games of the decade. Similar to their cornerstone franchise, Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead Redemption took all the fun of being an outlaw and put it right in your hands. But this time, instead of being a gangster in a modern metropolitan area, you were a gunslinger in the wild west.
But that isn’t all. Red Dead Redemption wasn’t simply the re-skinning of GTA. This game improved on a lot of GTA’s mechanics. They added various features that made combat in this game more precise and skill oriented. It behaved much more like an actual shooter than GTA’s ‘auto lock’ feature. Which makes sense – a game about the wild west should favor those with the fastest hands and sharpest eyes.
What’s more, this game also introduced the online multiplayer feature. And while the multiplayer game was not nearly as open world or comprehensive as in Rockstar’s newest title, GTA V, Red Dead Redemption certainly opened that door for Rockstar.
Red Dead Redemption 2
Okay, so are you excited yet? You should be. Die hard fans have been waiting for this title for nearly 7 years, and in that time Rockstar has made some incredible strides in how their games behave. They have always been on the forefront for having open world, free roaming maps, but GTA V blew the doors off that.
Moreover, Rockstar has really found their sweet spot in terms of cleanly ingratiating online multiplayer into their games. Before, it felt like you could either play the campaign or the multiplayer, and never the twain shall meet. Now, the two bleed into each other a little more cleanly, and I for one am very excited to see how they bring this new capability into the outback wasteland of Red Dead Redemption 2.
Get excited, folks. Get very excited.