Fans of Red Dead Redemption 2 and it's developer Rockstar Games, were treated to the game's first trailer - which you can watch right here on TechRaptor - earlier this afternoon. This came only days after Red Dead Redemption 2 was announced earlier this week with a target release of Fall 2017. PlayStation's official US blog was quick to follow up the trailer with the announcement that PlayStation will be partnering with Rockstar in order to bring PlayStation 4 players first access to 'select online content' for Red Dead Redemption 2's online component.
This deal may be comparable to how PlayStation has timed exclusive content, such as how the Call of Duty DLC is exclusive to PlayStation 4 for 30 days due to a partnership with Activision. It was announced earlier this week that Red Dead Redemption 2 would build an all-new environment for its online experience after news was leaked that the domain names reddead.online and reddeadonline.com were registered by publisher Take-Two Interactive.
The blog doesn't go into any further detail on what that content might be, unfortunately. They do, however, promise that more information will be available soon. In addition to the Red Dead Redemption 2 announcement, comes the news that the first Red Dead Redemption will be coming to PS Now 'soon.' This may be especially interesting to those vocal players who have been begging Rockstar to release the Red Dead franchise on PC. The PS Now service allows users to stream PlayStation 3 games to any compatible device, so once this game is on the service you'll be able to play it in its original form via the platform on your PC or laptop, or your PlayStation 4.
It may not be quite what PC players have been asking for, but at least it offers some way to play the game if you don't have access to the console release. You can download the app from the official PlayStation site here, and there is currently a seven-day free trial available for new users. The service normally costs a monthly fee of $19.99 for North America.
Neither today's trailer or this announcement came with any new information about the game itself. Despite the fact that the trailer showed the seven characters from the teaser images released earlier in the week, eagle-eyed commentators have spotted that their faces are obscured in all scenes. All we know so far is what was reported when the game was officially announced.
It seems as though Rockstar Games are content to let the excitement and speculation over Red Dead Redemption 2 simmer away for now. So tell us, are you excited yet? What's your theory on the setting and characters? Speculate away in our comments section below.