As they say "it’s the most wonderful time of the year" and how better to celebrate than by conquering the Wild West! In 2010, Rockstar games gave us an amazing present in the form of Red Dead Redemption, and later on the Undead Nightmare update. The two games were hailed as a “Masterpiece” by IGN it's a well-deserved title.
For those of you with PlayStation Now, Christmas came early! Sony announced they would be streaming Red Dead Redemption and Undead Nightmare for subscribers to finally play on a PC and the PS4. Until now the Red Dead series was limited to console gamers only, leaving the “Master Race” high and dry. Starting December 6th, PC gamers can enjoy all the lawless mayhem we have come to know and love from Rockstar games.
Rockstar has been fortunate enough to have some of the highest grossing video games of all time. Grand Theft Auto V made a splash when it came out in September of 2013 and close to 3.5 million copies were pre-purchased for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 consoles... and that was in the United States alone! Now, Red Dead Redemption 2 is looking like it might achieve that same level of hype. Presales of RDR2 have indeed begun and look to be off to a good start.
Rockstar is of course best known for its huge open world games and Red Dead Redemption 2 has been teased and hinted about since 2012. With so much time in between the original Red Dead Redemption and its sequel many fans had begun to wonder whether the later would ever come.
Then in May 2014 Strauss Zelnick made a comment that gave a glimmer of hope to fans of the beloved series, saying "It seems quite obvious that Red Dead is a permanent franchise," adding "the risk of just [releasing more games] is that you end up just bulking up your release schedule and that isn't really what consumers want. Consumers want better, not more."
Rockstar went on to add that "We don't always rush to make sequels but that doesn't mean that we won't get back to them eventually, stay tuned for further announcements about the future of the Red Dead series."