Now that Red Dead Redemption 2 is officially delayed to spring 2018, fans are keeping themselves busy with the screenshots provided by Rockstar Games following the bad news.
Gamers started scrutinizing the gorgeous images, which, first and foremost, promise fans amazing visuals for the highly anticipated Red Dead Redemption sequel.
One that caught the eyes of fans is the close-up shot of the revolvers, which can be found below. Red Dead Network, a community following updates on the franchise, suggested that not only this confirms dual wielding in Red Dead Redemption 2, it also suggests a first-person shooter mode.
This is also what Redditor and Grand Theft Auto modder jedijosh920 would like to believe. This is for one, due to the fact that the revolvers looked highly detailed in the Red Dead Redemption 2 screenshots with the intricate engravings making the weapons look premium.
He posits that Rockstar would not painstakingly put so much detail in the guns if players will not see them up close in Red Dead Redemption 2. The same Redditor adds that the camera angle alone hints it. Well-known GTA watcher Tezfunz2 also considered the possibility.
“They are definitely using the mechanics of GTA V, just like how V used [Red Dead Redemption] and [Max Payne 3]. Every weapon in V has first-person variables.”
Gamers believe that with the first-person mode such a massive hit in GTA V, it would be a much bigger surprise if Red Dead Redemption 2 did not come with the popular feature.
Fans also took note of the rings that the character wielding the revolvers was wearing. It is unclear if they possess hidden or deeper meanings as there seem to be engravings on them as well or they are simply accessories that players can purchase from a shop.
At the moment, however, nothing is confirmed yet with regards to these possible features for Red Dead Redemption 2. Unfortunately, there is not much to look forward to at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2017 either.
While Rockstar’s parent company Take-Two Interactive will be at the gaming convention, they are not going to show anything Red Dead Redemption 2 or any title for that matter. This is what Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick emphasized in an interview with MCV UK.
“We’re not really showing products. We have a corporate presence at E3, and we’re excited to be there. We’ll be meeting with investors and meeting with the press naturally, and meeting with retail partners. I think it’s an important show and it’s important for the industry, and it’s very important for us as the number three company in the space to be there.”
Although an E3 reveal is not on the table, fans can still expect to learn more about Red Dead Redemption 2 soon. Rockstar said in a blog post announcing the game’s delay that they will talk more about the game this “summer.”
Not much has been said about the gameplay of Red Dead Redemption 2. So far, what Rockstar has revealed about it come in the form of the announcement trailer and the screenshots.
Rockstar delayed Red Dead Redemption 2 as they feel it will not be of the highest quality it could be by this fall, which is the original release date. Speaking about the push of the launch, Zelnick said the following.
“While we don’t take these things lightly, Rockstar feels more time is required to deliver the excellence that they’re hoping for – the excellence that consumers expect – and we respect their views. It’s a choice that’s occasionally been made in the past, and it’s a choice that’s always paid off.”
Thanks to the delay, expectations of fans towards Red Dead Redemption 2 will definitely be much greater than it ever was.
[Featured Image by Rockstar Games]