'Red Dead Redemption 2' release date, news: game officially announced, arrives fall 2017

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Most gaming companies announce their upcoming releases at big events where hundreds of media personnel are present. But not Rockstar Games. No, they don’t need to do that. All they have to do is change their logo and the gaming community will sit up and take notice. The tease was kind of obvious, though. It practically screamed, “‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ is coming.” A day later, they took it a step further by showing several cowboy-looking figures silhouetted against an orange sun.

Now that the images have done their jobs by hyping up the crowd, it’s time for the big announcement. As expected, “Red Dead Redemption 2” was officially announced by Rockstar and the game is slated for a fall 2017 release.

Soon after, the first trailer was released on the official website of the game. The trailer is also posted on YouTube, so curious gamers can peruse the video from there.

Looks like the rumor saying “Red Dead Redemption 2” was going to come out in fall 2017 was spot on. Now, it’s time to wait and see if the game is going to be called “Red Dead Redemption 2: Legends of The West” like what the source said.

The official description of the game only says “Red Dead Redemption 2 is an epic tale of life in America’s unforgiving heartland,” and that doesn’t exactly reveal much. But the source of the leak also mentioned that the upcoming game was going to feature a larger open world than “Red Dead Redemption.” That’s something to look forward to.

Meanwhile, PC gamers still don’t know if they are going to get the game or not. The previous game never made it to PC. In the meantime, a petition was created online to ask Rockstar to give PC players a chance to play the game. It has more than 31,000 supporters as of this writing.