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It seems that Rockstar is working on Red Dead Redemption 2, according to a former employee.
If that's the case, I wonder who the protagonist will be. Will it be Jack Marston? Or someone new?
Shouldn't it be Red Dead something that starts with R because Red Dead Redemption was the second game in the series.
To Red Dead Revolver, I know. However, It was Rambo III not First Blood Part III.
There's not much to make a sequel out of. One of the major themes of Redepmtion was that Marston's 'way of life' was coming to an end. The Wild West would be tamed. That it was over. Wouldn't it be a bit... undermining if they just slapped a 2 on there and made a sequel?
On top of that, what do you make a sequel out of? It tied its plots up nicely. There's nothing really to continue on.
My eyes weren't deceiving me, they really are making Red Dead Redemption 2? Why?
To see how Jack's life gets sadder?
That's interesting. There's been buzz about a(nother) sequel to Red Dead since soon after the game was released, but this is the first hint about it in years.
There was a rumor that it would be called "Red Dead Redemption 2: Legends of the West", and it would be a prequel.
Makes sense. The Wild West period isn't all that long, and Redemption was a "last days of the era" kind of story. There would practically be no more Wild West for any story taking place after it.
Plus a prequel that takes to task a lot of the conventions of western stories told in the late 19th century would be pretty neat. A deconstruction of Reconstruction, if you will (*rimshot*).
I'm curious about the setting, though. Redemption made sure to hit every Western trope in the book with its various settings, so that whole region is set up - are they going to tell a new story int he same area, but with the map greatly expanded and refined (like they did with GTA V), or are they going to make a whole new region, I wonder.
edited 30th Nov '15 12:11:52 AM by KnownUnknown
The game will be titled Red Dead Dollars and will star a Mexican scammer
Red Dead Depression.
What if they set the game in The '70s? (No, not the 1870's, the 1970's. And not 70-79 AD, Servo.)
Could be an early 1900's game that we saw being developed. Not just the decline of that way of life but the severe struggle in the Wilderness - a bit like Road to Perdition?
So maybe it's a Western / Noir mix?
Either way... it won't be on PC.
Er, Jack Marston is running around a generation after John's time.
Making this a prequel seems more like a cash grab than making a sequel to me honestly.
That's like saying Halo: Reach is a "cash grab" because it's a prequel.
I have to agree a prequel makes sense, they'd be Bethesda Fallout-ing to have a story after John's and still be Wild West.
x4 Right, but there's nowhere for his character to really go. We got his story through John's. And his ending fits the themes of the first game. To continue his story would feel contrary to the ending of the first. And where would you take his character anyway?
Plus, he exists after the end of the Western Era. The West has been civilized by 1912 (or, at least, in such a way that the 'Wild West' kind of setting had died out) and the age of Industry was in full swing.
Oh... trust me... much of the Southwest was still lawless for a very long time. Hell, Call of Juarez had a game take place in the 70's/80's.
Heck, Grand Theft Auto V-meets Arizona/Nevada/Texas would be a perfect RDR 2.
edited 30th Nov '15 9:53:58 PM by AnotherGuy
Delayed til 2018.
Good. Get it right while I play Middle-earth: Shadow of War.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is the story of outlaw Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang as they rob, fight and steal their way across the vast and rugged heart of America in order to survive.
edited 28th Sep '17 8:14:20 AM by Halberdier17
Beat me to it.
So this is a prequel? Or at least occurring before the 20th century?
I think it's an interquel.
I get the feeling this is going to end like The Wild Bunch.
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