SAN DIEGO, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Rockstar Games has officially announced Red Dead Redemption 2 after teasing a new Red Dead announcement on social media.
Rockstar also notes that Red Dead Redemption 2 will be releasing in Fall 2017 for the Playstation 4 and Xbox One. A debut trailer for the sequel will also be released on Thursday.
"Developed by the creators of Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption, Red Dead Redemption 2 is an epic tale of life in America's unforgiving heartland. The game's vast and atmospheric world will also provide the foundation for a brand new online multiplayer experience," Rockstar notes in an official statement.
"With Red Dead Redemption 2, the team is working hard to push forward our vision for interactive entertainment in a truly living world," added Rockstar Games founder Sam Houser. "We hope to deliver players an epic experience that builds upon everything we've learned making games."
The original Red Dead Redemption was released for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2010. It followed former outlaw John Marston as he became a hired gun for the government after his wife and son were taken hostage. The top-selling and critically acclaimed hit was preceded by Red Dead Revolver which was released for the Playstation 2 and Xbox in 2004.