Red Dead Redemption 2 Has Been In Development For 8 Years

Rockstar Games are releasing Red Dead Redemption 2 on October 26th. They recently released a brand new trailer and screenshots for the game. The game is a sequel to the original Red Dead Redemption but the story is a prequel and will also feature John Marston from the first Red Dead Redemption.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is confirmed for the PS4 and Xbox One. While the was officially announced in 2016, it has been in development for 8 years according to co-studio head of Rockstar North, Rob Nelson. In an interview with IGN, he shared some details behind the development of the game.

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They started to prototype ideas for the sequel once the development work on the first game had finished. It was a consolidated effort from the various teams at Rockstar Games as the project was incredibly ambitious. The reason why it has taken them so long and why they settled on help from other Rockstar developers is because they wanted to create  “a more detailed, immersive, and interactive open-world,” where each place is crafted by hand instead of doing something like procedural generation.

Red Dead Redemption 2 will end up being a joint effort from all Rockstar Studios. Unlike its predecessor, the game will be shipped under ‘Rockstar Games Production’ that covers their different studios.

Red Dead Redemption 2 will be out on October 26th for the PS4 and Xbox One.

Khurram Imtiaz

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