'Red Dead Redemption 2' release date at next month's PlayStation Meeting? what to expect


“Red Dead Redemption 2” may finally see the light of day as the latest rumors suggest that the game’s distributor, Take-Two Interactive, will stage a launch at Sony’s PlayStation Meeting next month.

It has been six years since “Red Dead Redemption” debuted on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 and if fans are to be asked, the game’s sequel is already long overdue. Gamers were previously psyched about the supposed follow-up title when Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick teased of a big development from them that would be coming in this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). However, as it turned out, the CEO was pertaining to their other much-anticipated property, “Mafia 3,” which was announced in last June’s E3 trade show.

It appears that a tie-in with Sony may be in the cards should they choose to utilize the company’s event in September. It’s possible that PlayStation console users would be able to sample “Red Dead Redemption 2” ahead of other players who use other gaming devices. This particular marketing strategy is often used to promote all parties involved in the deal. The PlayStation 4, for example, will be having timed-exclusive compatibility with the newly released “No Man’s Sky,” which has already proven to be a hit among gamers.

Online reports are claiming that game developer Rockstar Games will shed some light on the “Red Dead Redemption” franchise via the release of its sequel. Furthermore, an excerpt from Take-Two’s latest fiscal report has confirmed that their subsidiary is in the process of working on new games. “Rockstar also is hard at work on some exciting future projects that will be revealed soon,” the report read, insinuating that whatever they are working on will be made public sooner than later.

However, it should be noted that Take-Two said something very similar in their preceding report. Given this, fans cannot really bank on the press release especially because the company did not even drop the names of the properties that they are currently developing. Playing the devil’s advocate, Rockstar might be planning to revive the stealth game “Agent” or even a new iteration of the highly popular “Grand Theft Auto” franchise.