'Red Dead Redemption 2' release date delayed, disappointing fans

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Gaming enthusiasts are in for a huge disappointment as reports indicate that the long-awaited “Red Dead Redemption 2” which is rumored to be released soon, will not be making an appearance at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) on June 1416.

The long wait for its release can be attributed to Take-Two Interactive’s “selective approach” to releasing games as opposed to just flooding the market with new games.

It is said that gaming fans should not, after all, be too hopeful when it comes to the release of “Red Dead Redemption 2” since Take-Two Interactive does not usually offer big surprises at E3 as it rather launch games on its own terms. Despite this, fans all over the globe still want the wait for the action-adventure game’s release to be entirely worthwhile.

Meanwhile, according to TechRadar, an unnamed source revealed that “Red Dead Redemption 2” is actually a prequel. It went on explaining that the new map leaked shows that there are caravan camps scattered around, hinting at a less occupied West for a setting. This could mean that this scenery is that of a prequel, considering that the central theme of “Red Dead Redemption” was “the death of the West.”

Talks have been circulating in the gaming industry that “Red Dead Redemption 2” also features more than one playable character and a more expansive open world to discover and explore compared with that in the previous installment. There are also reports that this second installment will have a new gang system for the players, who can also look forward to be surprised with new and more difficult missions.

The gameplay is set during the decay of American Frontier in 1911. John Marston is the fictional and playable character who is the foundation of the plot of Red Dead Redemption and who is out to take back his wife and his son who are taken hostage by the government.

With the delay in the release of the game, fans have yet to find out who will be the central character in “Red Dead Redemption 2.”