Rockstar’s Third Wild Western Could Have Been Its Biggest Game Yet – Techradar
We consequently see an armed man walking through a wheat field with his steed, that has had a dead animal slung over its back. There’s the suggestion that you’ll be able to share your inventory load across with your horse of choice, it might be a NPC. Earlier this April, a map claiming to be the setting for the next Red Dead leaked on NeoGAF. It hereafter cuts away to a lush light green plain, inhabited by deer with a mountain in the background. The Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer kicks off with a lone rider breaching the horizon, the sun setting over a field of long grass. Seriously. From the looks of things, Red Dead Redemption 2 is intending to have some very varied locations to explore -and loads of animals to hunt. Sticking close to its spaghetti western heritage, we therefore cut to a steer’s longhorned skull, pinned against a wheat field’s fence.
Red Dead Redemption had some stellar DLC attached to it, both in the shape of online multiplayer packs and the amazing, ‘zombieinfested’ Undead Nightmare add on.
It’d be great to see Rockstar put similar effort in again here.
It recast the wild west as a backdrop for a historical zombie apocalypse, and is regarded as the finest DLC packs of all time. Without sign yet of Red Dead Redemption’s John Marston or family, What it doesn’t share much of is the game’s storyline. While showing how even the ‘man made’ elements of the environment may well be hazardous to players, with a nod to masterpiece flick There Will Be Blood, re also given a glimpse of oil fields on fire. Actually, checked expectations are always a smart move, it’s still a leaked map from the internet. Of course, Rockstar made a second tease -this time showing seven silhouetted figures against a steeped, painted sun on a redish backdrop, after breaking a good hunting trip over the back of your mule. The seven outlaws in the picture revealed by Rockstar does seem connected to the gang Marston references in the first game which could point to a prequel. It could, however, just as easily point to a sequel which sees a really new gang of free sprits united to stave off the end of the Wild West.Let’s not forget the classic Magnificent Seven cowboy flick.
While adding that the game plans to take place before the events of Red Dead Redemption, A source with insider knowledge did confirm to us that the map was legit. Not satisfied with almost breaking the collective mind of the internet two days in a row, Rockstar has dropped a third tweet confirming that, yes, it was teasing Red Dead Redemption The retweeting frenzy commenced. It’s here that you get a feeling of just how detailed a world Rockstar is building -from ‘carrion eating’ vultures to mud soaked bags of produce, that said, this looks very much like a living, breathing, reactive world. Heading into town, there’s a sighting of a stagecoach, a general store for trading, and some thoroughly destitute characters stalking the streets. And, with a final flourish, we catch sight of a magnificent seven riders gang, galloping off into the distance. When riding out on the open plains, it’s probably a safe bet that whether in single player or online, you’ll be doing it with a posse by your side. From early artwork reveals to Rockstar’s own DLC heritage on GTA IV, the developers are obsessed with gang mechanics. With glowing embers, A campsite sat under the stars, suggests Rockstar has also put a bit more effort into the camping mechanic from the first game -remember, in Red Dead Redemption, you awkwardly had to find a perfectly flat stretch of land to bed down on.
A railway line appears next with a steam train cutting through a herd of buffalo.
Some more cattle and buffalo rustling going to be a sequel or a prequel, or whether it will feature the return of John Marston in general.
Adding to the theory that the game gonna be a prequel is the fact that the plot and themes of Red Dead Redemption alluded to the end of the Wild West. Rockstar has revealed that the map of the game could be used as the foundation for building an online multiplayer world similar to that of Grand Theft Auto 5 so the incredible scale and diverse landscape suggested by this map should be suited to an online world. The trailer confirms that it’s a fullblown follow up rather than a HD remaster but not much else than that. The series has thus far avoided numerals right after their names so it’s surprising that we’re seeing a solid ‘2’ attached to this title. The next scene shows a pair paddling down a river in a canoe. You couldn’t even swim in the first open world Red Dead -could we even get the chance for some boat bound fishing here?
Whenever showing more marshy locations, islands, and even a mention of a bayou city called New Bordeaux -possibly a tie in with the recently released, 2Kpublished Mafia II, The biggest takeaways from the tentative pography was a slight move eastward from the arid plains of Red Dead Redemption.
Just a few months after the original 2010 Western wandered onto Xbox One via backwards compatibility, Rockstar is returning to the Red Dead universe. Posted on the company’s official Facebook and Twitter without any caption, Rockstar managed to set the internet alight, with naught but a particularly stylized picture of the Rockstar logo. The build up to the trailer reveal had been a masterclass in social media teasing.
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- Publisher: Rockstar Games
- Developer: Rockstar Studios
- Date: Coming 2017
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