Rumor alert everyone. Reddit’s member ‘AnonDN1978‘ – who claims to be a former Rockstar dev – has leaked new information about the rumored sequel to Red Dead Redemption. Before continuing, we strongly suggest taking everything you are about to read with a grain of salt as it has not been confirmed whether this user is indeed a former R* dev.
As AnonDN1978 claimed, the sequel to Red Dead Redemption will be called Red Dead Redemption 2: Legends of the West, will be a prequel to RDR, will be coming to current-gen platforms, and the PC version will arrive one month after the console release.
AnonDN1978 said that the game will take place in the same area as the original game, twelve years before the first original game, and that there will be three playable characters, two of which are from the original game and one will be completely new.
“The two “main” characters are Irish and Seth. Irish will be brought up in Ireland and will move to the Americas when he is fifteen and moves to the game setting when he turns twenty one. Seth is from Kansas City and works as a teller in a bank. He then hears of a treasure and uses his life savings to bring his family to Texas in the town of Tumbleweed. Throughout the story we experience him unraveling to his state of mind in the original game, losing his wife, children, home, and possessions to his treasure.
The third person is a character you create similar to multiplayer in GTA V. You choose his clothes and horse. Although you can unlock outfits for Seth and Irish, the third person (Who you name) can acquire all different kinds of Western tops, bottoms, boots, gloves, and hats.
Horses will also bring completely new customization to the game. You can choose there type/breed like the last game, but now you can also choose what saddle they have (with their own boosts and stats), storage, and paint.
You can also buy your own safe house and customize it.
Also, all of this carries over into multiplayer.
There will be many new and more thought out stranger missions as well as roughly thirty campaign missions for both Seth and Irish. The third character can be involved in the campaign, but can not be used in missions. He will appear as a “gun for hire” and works with Seth and Irish, tying the stories together.
“You” (the third character) will be in free roam, but Irish and Seth can be called in as companions (but not be played as), as well as other people. You will meet many of the characters from the original game including young Bonny Macfarlane, Sherriff, and even John Marston, but he will still be in his gang.
A big new part of the RDR prequel is the new gang system. You can join several different gangs, or if you think you are up for it you can join the law enforcement of certain towns, but this will restrict you on things you can do like robbing. Although you can rob it might cost you your hard earned career and possibly your life. You can also bring in a posse (up to 4-8 friends) to single player, technically co op now. You can take on certain side missions and a few campaign missions with your posse.”
As said, take everything you just read with a grain of salt.
AnonDN1978 also said that Bully 2 is also rumored at Rockstar’s office to happen, however he doesn’t have any solid info on that.
Rockstar has not confirmed whether RDR 2 is currently under development. However, AnonDN1978 claimed that the game has been in development for the last three and a half years.
As we’ve already said – and we’ll repeat once again – take what you read with a grain of salt. Rockstar has never announced a game at E3, so this could be bogus!
This rumor is likely false. Reddit’s member ‘AnonDN1978‘ – in order to attract more attention – shared this supposedly leaked information in another sub-reddit using a different title. While AnonDN1978 used “Red Dead Redemption 2 **LEAK**” for the title of his thread in r/leakthreads, he changed it and used “Red Dead 3 **LEAK**” for his thread in r/gaming. This change came after a debate with some of Reddit’s members in r/leakthreads. Therefore, we’re calling this entire ‘leak’ fake.