Rumour: Multi-Platform Red Dead Redemption 2 to be Unveiled at E3
Ashley Allen / 3 years ago
A reddit user claiming to be a former developer at Rockstar Games has leaked details regarding an as-yet-unconfirmed follow-up to 2010’s sandbox Western, Red Dead Redemption.
The user, AnonDN1978, reckons the new game will be a prequel, set twelve years before the first game, called Red Dead Redemption 2: Legends of the West, and is set for current-gen and PC releases, with the PC release to follow one month after its appearance on consoles.
The game will feature three playable characters: one new, one from the first game, with the third being a user-created character. AnonDN1978 says:
“The two “main” characters are Irish and Seth. Irish will be brought up in Ireland and will move to the Americas when he is fifteen and moves to the game setting when he turns twenty one. Seth is from Kansas City and works as a teller in a bank. He then hears of a treasure and uses his life savings to bring his family to Texas in the town of Tumbleweed. Throughout the story we experience him unraveling to his state of mind in the original game, losing his wife, children, home, and possessions to his treasure.
The third person is a character you create similar to multiplayer in GTA V. You choose his clothes and horse. Although you can unlock outfits for Seth and Irish, the third person (Who you name) can acquire all different kinds of Western tops, bottoms, boots, gloves, and hats.
Horses will also bring completely new customization to the game. You can choose there type/breed like the last game, but now you can also choose what saddle they have (with their own boosts and stats), storage, and paint.
You can also buy your own safe house and customize it.
Also, all of this carries over into multiplayer.
There will be many new and more thought out stranger missions as well as roughly thirty campaign missions for both Seth and Irish. The third character can be involved in the campaign, but can not be used in missions. He will appear as a “gun for hire” and works with Seth and Irish, tying the stories together.
“You” (the third character) will be in free roam, but Irish and Seth can be called in as companions (but not be played as), as well as other people. You will meet many of the characters from the original game including young Bonny Macfarlane, Sherriff, and even John Marston, but he will still be in his gang.
A big new part of the RDR prequel is the new gang system. You can join several different gangs, or if you think you are up for it you can join the law enforcement of certain towns, but this will restrict you on things you can do like robbing. Although you can rob it might cost you your hard earned career and possibly your life. You can also bring in a posse (up to 4-8 friends) to single player, technically co op now. You can take on certain side missions and a few campaign missions with your posse.”
Regarding the game’s formal reveal by Rockstar, he says:
“RDR 2 LotW will be announced at the upcoming E3 event.”
Since AnonDN1978’s position as a former Rockstar developer is not confirmed, take all of the above with a healthy scepticism, especially since Rockstar has never in its history announced a new game at E3.
Source: Dark Side of Gaming