It’s not strictly Red Dead Redemption related, but as previously rumoured Far Cry is indeed heading to Montana as the location for its next title Far Cry 5.
This news was leaked earlier this month due to a film crew being spotted in Montana filming an advertisement for an upcoming AAA video game. Based on the teaser trailer released featuring live action footage shot in Montana, the game appears to be set in modern day. Utility poles and street lighting can be seen in the final church shot, leading us to believe the game will be set in modern times.
This should alleviate some concerns that Far Cry 5 aimed to go toe to toe with Red Dead Redemption 2 later this year. The choice to keep the game in a modern setting will avoid competing with Rockstar Games arguably more anticipated title. More information on Far Cry 5 will be released with the full trailer this Friday.
No News For Us
This is the second time this month another game’s rumours have turned out to be true. Sadly none of these rumours have earned us any Red Dead Redemption 2 information. Tomorrow, May 23rd, is the Take Two Interactive Investors Call. While no actual game news is expected to come from the call, we may get an idea of if Red Dead Redemption 2 is headed for delay or not.
What do you think of Far Cry 5’s choice of location, let us know in the comments.
Did Easy Allies just leak the release date to Red Dead Redemption 2 earlier today? This is what the community is asking themselves this afternoon. In an impressions video feature about Destiny 2 Brandon Jones of Easy Allies was quoted saying “this comes out the week before Red Dead”.
Destiny 2 releases on September 8th, and if Red Dead Redemption 2 was to release the following week, using the Rockstar Games past release schedule falling on a Tuesday, we could be looking at a September 12th release.
Let’s take a step back for a moment. Brandon Jones has since taken to twitter to clear somethings up. He claims he based the date on the “Fall” release window announced in the first trailer. While this is an easy enough mistake to be made, and we can’t blame him for that. We do also know he attended the E3 Judges week this year so could have easily already seen the proposed release date.
Somehow my brain put RDR in mid-September. Totally made that up, it seems. This is not based on anything Judge-related. Just a guess.
— Brandon Jones (@TrailerJones) May 20, 2017
It’s difficult right now to pin this down as anything other than a rumour. Perhaps in three weeks time at E3 we’ll know the release date for sure. Then we can look back on this knowing Brandon Jones leaked the release date. But for now all we can do is take this with a grain of salt, and hope it’s true.
The Take-Two Interactive Software earnings call is Tuesday 23rd May. So in a matter of days we could potentially know if Red Dead Redemption 2 will be honouring it’s Fall release date. Or if we’re destined to wait a little longer before we get to grab the reins and ride off into the sunset.
What are you’re thoughts on this potential leak? Are you hopeful for a September release date, or are you certain we’re headed for a delay. Let us know in the comments.
After the confusion last week with the “leaked screenshot” of Red Dead Redemption 2 that turned out to be Wild West Online, the MMO has secured funding.
The PvP based MMO was set to gain it’s funding via a Kickstarter campaign detailed in their interview with PCGamer last week. But after their overnight popularity around the screenshot confusion the developers 612 Games have secured full funding from their initial investors.
This extra backing means the game will now launch with the Kickstarter stretch goals included: female characters, card games, and localisation. The Wild West Online website has been updated to include more details about the game, including proposed PvE play options.
The developers 616 Games claim the leaked screenshot wasn’t a marketing stunt. Whether or not this is true, it’s undeniable that they can thank their new found success to the Red Dead Redemption community.
The game we all know and love, Red Dead Redemption turns 7-years-old today.
Rockstar Games‘ wild west themed open-world action-adventure was released May 18th 2010. The title originally released on the Xbox360 and Playstation 3.
While many fans remember Red Dead Redemption as the first game in the Red Dead franchise, this is not the case. It’s predecessor Red Dead Revolver was released 6 years prior in 2004. Nevertheless Red Dead Redemption was the title that captured the imagination of gamers around the world and became an award winning title for Rockstar Games.
The title has been made available on the Xbox One via Microsoft’s Backwards Compatibility program (and is currently available for $11.99/£9.99 on the Xbox Store). It’s also available on PlayStation 4 through Sony’s PS Now service. If you have yet to visit the world of Red Dead Redemption, now is the perfect time with Red Dead Redemption 2 just around the corner.
The Take-Two investor call is next week on May 23rd, so we can expect at least a small amount of news to come from there. Rockstar has been quiet for the past 7 months since the trailer dropped, so fans are hungry for any information they can get.
How will you spend Red Dead Redemption’s birthday? Taking a stroll through Armadillo, a slow horse ride up to Tall Trees, or herding cattle in the Great Plains? Let us know in the comments below.
It’s only been a day since the supposed “leaked” Red Dead Redemption 2 screenshot hit the internet. Turns out it was real, just for a different game.
Wild West Online is a new PvP MMO coming later this year exclusively for PC. They are currently planning a Kickstarter campaign to launch later this month.
The timing could not have been better for Wild West Online, their screenshot was featured in hundreds of media websites around the web and once many of those outlets produce follow up pieces correcting the false information WWO and it’s developers 612 games get a ton of free publicity.
Wild West Online’s Kickstarter launches later this month, though in an interview with PCGamer the developers have said they plan to launch the “core game” later this year regardless of the $250,000 Kickstarter Campaigns success.
Additional fundraising will simply help expand the game after release and add more content.
The game is being developed exclusively for PC to fill the void left from the lack of any Red Dead Redemption release on PC.
Some of the planned stretch goals include $400,000 to have women be playable characters. $1.75 million for train robberies to be added as a post-launch update something that has been speculated as a feature of RDROnline many times over on the Sub-Reddit.