Sony has finally decided to put gamers out of their misery by announcing the arrival of the PlayStation 5 in November 2020. This successor to the PS4 has generated a lot of hype in the global gaming community. The features, and specs, for instance, started leaking way before the official announcement.
While anticipation for the new hardware and its improvements to the specs of the console naturally dominate most of the discussion around the PS5’s release, console exclusive titles, new releases and even reimaginings of older titles are hot on the lips of its enthusiasts.
One of the titles that is getting fans excited is one that hasn’t yet been confirmed but about which rumours continue to swirl. Almost exactly since the new console was announced, fans of Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption franchise have been clamouring for an up-to-date, next-gen port of the 2018 hit. And, recently, the New York City-based publisher hasn’t really ended the rumours, as you can see in this article.
Red Dead Redemption 2: Why the Buzz?
Red Dead Redemption 2 was released in 2018 as a prequel to the 2010 game Red Dead Redemption. To appreciate why the gaming community is all abuzz about a revamp of this action-adventure franchise for PS5, you need to look at the gameplay and the milestones it has achieved.
The game gained traction on the market as gamers caught up with outlaw Arthur Morgan, a member of the Van der Linde gang and fellow gang member John Marston. The beauty of the game is the variety of gameplay including shootouts, hunting, heists, horseback riding and interactions with non-playable characters and much more.
It was this diversity in play style, as well as its ability to expand on the world-building from the first game, that made it such an instant hit. In a review of the game for WhatCulture, Curtis Dillon described the game as being a jack of all trades and a master of each. These many aspects of gameplay, sound design and world design were ultimately what made the game an undeniable masterpiece.
In terms of its gameplay, one thing that was evident was its introduction of features and mini-games that were already established as being immensely popular. It borrowed heavily aspects from previous Rockstar titles like Grand Theft Auto, as well as introducing pastimes like poker as a small but well-received aspect of the game.
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Red Dead Redemption 2 broke multiple records on launch, including the second-biggest launch in the history of gaming. The Rockstar Games title grossed US$ US$725 million from its opening weekend and went on to become one of the best games released in 2018. Since its launch, it has become one of the best-selling video games of all time, selling over 32 million copies.
The rumours have continued swirling with more reports leaking on an RDR2 remake for PS5. If this game makes it to the PS5, it’s going to be a big hit with gamers. The reports about Rockstar Games remastering Red Dead Redemption 2 for the PlayStation 5 is music to the ear of every ardent gamer.