'Red Dead Redemption 2' Release Date, News & Update: Finally, 2017 Release Title Confirmed; Multiplayer Mode To Kill Franchise?

By Ben Lindon , Updated Oct 15, 2016 02:06 AM EDT
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"Red Dead Redemption 2" launch date has been much awaited by a lot of gamers. In fact, even the rumored multiplayer mode of the forthcoming release of the next instalment of "Red Dead Redemption" in 2017 is reported to be highly anticipated as well. However, there are also fears from some fans that such mode could likely kill the franchise.

"Red Dead Redemption 2" Release

Rumors of a likely "Red Dead Redemption 2" release have long been circulating. Yet, until now, no specific details have been provided to support these claims. The rumored title was even believed to have an early 2016 release. However, nothing has come about up to now. Nevertheless, things are changing in terms of the release of the highly speculated video game, Tech Radar reported.

"Red Dead Redemption 2" Leaks

"Red Dead Redemption 2" is now reported to be released as "Red Dead Redemption 2: Legends of the West". In line with this, the game title will be launched in the Fall of 2017. The reported leak was confirmed to have come from a former employee of Rockstar, who also hinted that the game will come with not just one playable character and a larger map. In addition, reports also indicate that the forthcoming instalment will be the previous instalment prequel, with a larger open world.

"Red Dead Redemption 2" Multiplayer

Yet, in spite of the publicity on the rumored multiplayer mode and map expansion, some fans have expressed concern that this particular mode may just kill the franchise. The gaming fans also believe that the game developers should just follow and keep the tried and tested formula of the game.

Meanwhile, PS2 classic game "Red Dead Revolver" is now downloadable on PS4. The western-themed action game series "Red Dead" has reportedly made it way to the PS4, making it possible for the console users to enjoy the classic game.

"Red Dead Redemption 2" has been launched on Xbox after a month and was re-released on PS3 in December 2012. The game's original title was released in May 2004 by Rockstar Games, FragHero reported. Watch video about "Red Dead Redemption 2" Trailer - Rockstar Games

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