Rockstar Games has finally released the first trailer for “Red Dead Redemption 2,” which is scheduled to be released in fall 2017 for the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One. Although the trailer didn’t give away too much information about the sequel's gameplay and story, it looks like the the PS4 version of the game is getting some extra content.
The debut trailer for “Red Dead Redemption 2” gave fans a glimpse of what the game will look like and it simply looks incredible. The trailer shows a lot of the game’s environments as well as the wildlife that populate it. Like the original 2010 open-world western video game, the sequel looks like it will have a persistent ecosystem that players can interact with albeit a tad denser, as pointed out by The Verge.
The concept of traveling in the game is also given some focus. There are a few shots where characters are seen traveling by canoe, stagecoach and, of course, on horseback. There’s also a shot of characters camping. The trailer also shows a few shots of various locations that appear to be new, hinting that “Red Dead Redemption 2” will be exploring areas that weren’t included in the original.
“Red Dead Redemption 2” is also expected to have an expansive multiplayer mode. There’s a shot in the trailer where a gang of cowboys are seen riding through the fields that hints at what multiplayer might be like.
When the trailer was released, Sony also announced that PlayStation has partnered with Rockstar Games for “Red Dead Redemption 2.” Players on the PS4 will be getting first access to earn “select online content” for the game, Sony said on the PlayStation.Blog.
There’s no information yet on what the online content will be, but it does look like Sony is pushing “RDR 2” to be played on the PS4 instead of the Xbox One. Sony’s blog post also confirmed that the upcoming game will have a “brand new online multiplayer experience.”
In addition to the PlayStation and Rockstar partnership, Sony also announced that the original “Red Dead Redemption” will be arriving to PlayStation Now “soon.”