In a non-surprising turn of events, Rockstar delayed Red Dead Redemption 2 has been delayed to later in the year, October 26th, to be exact. Good. Studios need to be more okay with delaying games in order to create a better product. I understand some studios can’t do that because they don’t have the funds, but Rockstar certainly does after the incredible success that is GTA Online.
And speaking of online, there’s no way RDR2 doesn’t have a major online component. And apparently, according to Trusted Reviews, it’s going to have some sort of Battle Royale à la PUBG as well.
Go check out the update on the game here, they’ve got some really great screenshots and probably some spoilers so be warned.
I have been on a bit of a western kick recently after watching Godless on Netflix and working on a western story of my own, I can’t wait (even though I’m glad to wait for the delay) for RDR2. I loved the first game and it’s been almost ten years since that game.
I didn’t really get into the online component of GTA Online because it felt a little bit weird grinding for things I could actually purchase with enough hard work in real life. Sure, boats and fancy apartments are cool, it just felt like a little bit of a waste of time for me and not many of my friends played it.
I think that will be different from RDR2, assuming they include something similar, given that the game takes place over a hundred years ago. I’m curious as to how the online will work and if it will be a living, breathing world just like GTA Online. I’m going to assume it’s the same thing with a different setting.
Based on that assumption: I imagine we’re going to have access to some fancy cabins, hotels, parlors, banks, and probably some sort of hideouts. How many different kinds of vehicles will be available to purchase? Will they include different horse breeds for different types of gameplay? What type of fancy paints will they have for those horses?
And if it has a battle royale mode will there be first person? I’m not a fan of third person in battle royale as I think it presents a less than realistic game-play due to camera manipulation. So, I’m hoping for a first-person mode, if it’s even a thing. I’ll probably play it regardless but how much will depend on the first person versus third person.
Otherwise, I’m fully expecting a great story to play single player because the original Red Dead Redemption was almost wholly focused on the single player, even with some online game modes.
I’m excited about the story specifically because I never replayed Red Dead Redemption even though I really loved it. I’m debating on replaying it before the RDR2 but I’m worried about getting tired of the game style and setting before the next game comes out. We’ll see but that is definitely a possibility.
Moral of the story: Although I’m excited to play the game, I’m glad to see it delayed because I don’t think there is a negative for delaying a game.
What are your thoughts on the the delay?
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