With Red Dead Redemption 2 set to release in 2017 for home consoles, everyone is looking for more information on one of the biggest games due for release this year. Of course that means it gives us an opportunity to go over what we know so far about Rockstar Games' upcoming title.

Now, there are tons of details being withheld from gamers as far as content and gameplay are concerned. Rockstar and Take-Two have been mum for the longest about a sequel to the 2010 release of Red Dead Redemption even being in development, and have, at all costs, avoided mentioning it at all. However, the time has finally come for the game to make its debut on the market later this year and that means it's time to go over all of the details for everything we know about the title thus far, as well as what we can look forward to as well.

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When Will Red Dead Redemption 2 Be Released?

Rockstar has yet to announce a release date for Red Dead Redemption 2. What we do know is that the game will launch in the fall of 2017, but any specific dates have not been made apparent... yet. The studio is expected to announce details for the release date later in the year, however we don't know exactly when details on the release will be made public. Rockstar has been very selective of their release dates for their last few outings, so it's likely that they'll try to pick a date that best benefits them. GTA V launched in September, away from all the big games that drop in November, including avoiding the holiday rush occupied by AAA heavy-hitters like Call of Duty and Assassin's Creed. The last Red Dead game launched in May, and Rockstar also launched Max Payne 3 in May as well. So they seem to be positioning Red Dead Redemption 2 around GTA V's window.

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What Are The Red Dead Redemption 2 Release Platforms?

One of the things that Rockstar did reveal about Red Dead Redemption 2 are the release platforms. We know for sure that the game is coming to the PS4 and the Xbox One. So what about PC? Well, Rockstar usually releases on PC following releases on home consoles. If a PC release of Red Dead Redemption 2 doesn't happen simultaneously with the Xbox and PlayStation consoles, it may arrive a year later, similar to GTA V. Some gamers are also hoping there will be support for the PS4 Pro and Xbox Scorpio, but Rockstar has not clarified if they will support the mid-gen consoles with special features. Given some of the things showcased in the trailer it's possible that they'll want to leverage the extra horsepower from the PS4 Pro and Xbox Scorpio in order to extend the visual immersion factors with longer draw distances, smoother frame-rates and increased post-processing effects. According to Polygon, the PS4 will receive access to post-launch DLC first before the other platforms.

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Who Are The Major Characters In Red Dead Redemption 2?

We don't know who the main characters are in Red Dead Redemption 2. Rockstar hasn't revealed who the player-character(s) will be, or whether or not it will see players bouncing through multiple playable characters like in the first two Red Dead games. Given that gamers could play as multiple characters from a variety of backgrounds, ethnicities and nationalities, it's likely that Rockstar will keep that trend alive in Red Dead Redemption 2. So far the only characters they've shown have been on a poster featuring seven silhouettes of gunmen walking against a red background. Rockstar has yet to reveal if those are the player characters or the villains of the game. In the original Red Dead Revolver players took on the role of Red Harlow, and battled against a rogue gallery of unique and over the top characters. In Red Dead Redemption players took on the role of John Marston, working to bring down his old gang. It's not unlikely that Red Dead Redemption 2 will follow a similar plot to the last two games.

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