Red Dead Redemption 2: eight things we want to see

With the trailer imminent, here is what we’re expecting – or at least hoping for – from Rockstar’s western sequel

Saddle up, Red Dead Redemption 2 is moseying into town. After two teasing tweets this week, Rockstar finally confirmed on Tuesday that a sequel to its acclaimed western adventure would be arriving in autumn 2017. A trailer will drop on Thursday.

It’s a big deal. The original Red Dead Redemption remains a wonderful and atmospheric example of open-world game design, providing a cogent plot of remorse and retribution, within a functioning world that seems to truly reflect the Frontier at the time. But since then, Rockstar’s own Grand Theft Auto V, released in 2013, has shifted the bar for the genre in terms of ambition, scope and size.

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