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So, what the heck is RDR2?

RDR2.com is an unofficial fan and news site for the upcoming game Red Dead Redemption 2. This is the first and only stop for fans of the franchise looking for the latest news regarding the game, both leading up to and after it’s release.

The Red Dead Franchise

Red Dead is one of the many acclaimed franchises created by Rockstar Games. While not as popular as the Grand Theft Auto Series (otherwise known as GTA) yet, it has gained a large following amongst gamers and with the recent announcement of Red Dead Redemption 2 is beginning to break out to mainstream audiences.

The franchise saw the light of day in 2004 when Rockstar released the mostly unknown Red Dead Revolver which, while sticking to the wild west setting, was very different from the open-world masterpiece that is Red Dead Redemption, which was released in 2010. Both games in the franchise have so far been console exclusives, in spite of widespread interest in PC ports.

Red Dead Redemption 2

As five years passed since the last time Rockstar announced a new game (which was Grand Theft Auto V, back in 2011) fans were eager to learn about the plans the company has for the future. And while most people assumed the next title would be GTA 6, fans of Red Dead Redemption held out hope for a sequel. True enough, the sequel to RDR was announced on October 18 2016, with a trailer being released two days later. Due to Red Dead Revolver being the first entry in the franchise, it was logical to assume that the game would be Red Dead 3 or that it would have a subtitle beginning with “Re”, and indeed Rockstar opted to keep the full title of their previous major hit, calling the sequel Red Dead Redemption 2.

Initially, the only official details Rockstar would release about the game were that it was being developed by the teams that worked on the original RDR and also GTA 5, and that it “is an epic tale of life in America’s unforgiving heartland. The game’s vast and atmospheric world will also provide the foundation for a brand new online multiplayer experience”.

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