Developed by the creators of Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption, Red Dead Redemption 2 is an epic tale of life in America’s unforgiving heartland. The game’s vast and atmospheric world will also provide the foundation for a brand new online multiplayer experience.
"With Red Dead Redemption 2, the team is working hard to push forward our vision for interactive entertainment in a truly living world," said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games. "We hope to deliver players an epic experience that builds upon everything we've learned making games."
Take-Two said the original game had shipped 14 million copies a little over five years after its launch date.
Rockstar announce a new online multiplayer experience likely incorporates lessons learned from the successful Grand Theft Auto Online mode of Grand Theft Auto V.
The seven-year gap between the original Red Dead Redemption and its sequel has some players itching to get back in the saddle.
In its first hour, the announcement received 54K likes and 61K retweets on Twitter, 152K likes and 52K comments on Facebook, and 65K likes on Instagram.
Watch the Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer at 11:00 a.m. Eastern, Thursday October 20th at www.rockstargames.com