In “old” news that’s not really that old, word around town is that Red Dead Redemption 2, though delayed, now has an actual released date: October 26, 2018. The game been slated to potentially come out late last year, but then it was delayed to this Spring. Now, those who chose to take up the call will be partaking in some action-packed gunslinging this fall on the Xbox One and PS4. Sounds rather delightful!
Red Dead Redemption 2 will take players into the world of the Van der Linde gang through the eyes of member Arthur Morgan. While the gang itself didn’t feature heavily into Red Dead Redemption, a couple of its members – namely Bill Williamson and leader Dutch Van der Linde, most certainly did. While it seems that players will likely see Rockstar’s signature mission structure in the game, it also promises to contain an open-world worth exploring.
Many ties have been alluded to between RDR2 and GTA Online, which remains a massively popular success. It seems only natural that Rockstar would want to somehow capitalize on the success of GTA Online. Indeed, it may already be the case. Rumors are now swirling that RDR2 will contain a first person mode, a battle royale platform, and other online multiplayer features. There will also likely be instances where players are invited to spend their change on something or other as a means of interacting with the game beyond the standard playing field. Rockstar remains vague on the subject, but I can only imagine chances are good that the game will contain extra goodies at a cost.
Speaking personally, Red Dead Redemption 2 is pretty much the only game I plan on purchasing this year, so I’m happy to have an actual date I can stick in my calendar.
That’s my recent experience with Dragon Age: Inquisition talking. I originally got that game on the Xbox One, and I had a fine time with this. But then, I picked up a GOTY edition, and I had an even better time. Factoring into that was part better timing and part extra content. So as much as I my heart wants to dive into a new RDR experience, my head says…wait. Because it’s sounding more and more like RDR2 is going to be a large game that could very well expand into DLC. Even if I do get the game this fall, knowing my schedule, there’s no guarantee that I’d actually play it before the year is out anyway. [sigh] Decisions, decisions.
All arguing with myself aside, do you plan on jumping on the Red Dead bandwagon this fall? What are your thoughts on playing a game at release versus waiting to play its GOTY or later editions?
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