Red Dead Redemption, Rockstar Games’ open-world Wild West action-adventure title, turns 7-years-old today.
The game was first released on May 18, 2010 in the United States, gracing the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Seven years ago we first took control of John Marston, seven years ago we first set foot in this fictional snippet of the Old West. It’s been seven years, and we’re waiting for the sequel, it’s also been seven years without a PC port.
Many remember Red Dead Redemption as the first Red Dead game, however Revolver came before it in 2004. Nonetheless, it was Redemption that truly captured the minds and hearts of gamers, and catapulted the IP into the spotlight. Now, Rockstar will soon have us return to the Red Dead world this Fall with a sequel or prequel to 2010’s hit.
Incidentally, it’s also been seven months since the official announcement of Red Dead Redemption 2. This coincidence has spawned countless claims that today would surely mean some kind of major announcement about the upcoming game would be made. It would have been the perfect date to reveal the next trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2. Even some kind of Red Dead commemoration would have been nice – this is one of their most popular titles we’re talking about after all.
However, Rockstar has been quiet with little social media activity of any kind.
All is not lost however, the next Take-Two investor call is coming up on May 23, and having nothing to show for a game scheduled to be launched in roughly four months time probably won’t impress any analysts covering Take-Two.
Back to Red Dead Redemption though.
It’s as good a time as any to fire up the seven-year-old title, which has been made available on Xbox One via the backwards compatibility program, and on PlayStation 4 and PC through Sony’s PS Now streaming service. It probably wouldn’t hurt brushing up on the events of the series before jumping into Red Red Dead Redemption 2 and marking this day with a new playthrough is a great way to honor John Marston’s journey.
Interestingly enough, Red Dead Redemption’s multiplayer is still fairly populated; although this can be attributed, at least in part, to the publicity surrounding by the upcoming sequel. If you’ve got a few mates who own the game, you should get them to hop online for old time’s sake.
Let’s just hope the wait between the previous game and the next won’t get any longer than this!