'Red Dead Redemption 2' release date: Game to be unveiled during PlayStation Meeting in New York?


Rumors are rife that the much-awaited “Red Dead Redemption 2” from Rockstar Games may be announced during Sony’s imminent event in New York.

According to Game Reactor, the game developer may be present at the PlayStation Meeting scheduled for Sept. 7. Since they did not comment on the sequel to the acclaimed western shooter game during this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo trade show, they could instead unveil it on the said gathering.

Moreover, there are also speculations suggesting that a remastered version of the original game, which hit PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2010, may also become available for owners of new generation devices across platforms. Korean site Gamefocus shared that Rockstar is probably working on a special edition for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

As translated by NeoGAF member Delaney, the news outlet claims that the Korean version of the title will roll out in full localization this time. The original game was released with English subtitles and a physical copy of the script translated to their local language. Although their alleged source confirmed that it will launch on the three gaming consoles sometime in 2017, it remains to be seen if it will also arrive in other countries.

On the other hand, VG247 notes that the remaster may not likely happen as Rockstar recently rereleased the game via Xbox One’s Backward Compatibility feature last July. Apparently, studios do not usually offer their games on the said service when a remastered version is underway. It is also believed that Sony will not use a six-year-old game to showcase the capability of PlayStation 4 Neo which is deemed to be revealed in the press conference.

Since the team behind “Red Dead Redemption” have yet to comment on the matter, available information should be taken with a grain of salt. More details about the franchise may be released after the event.