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Red Dead Redemption 2 Gameplay Trailer Just Dropped And It Looks Incredible

red dead redemption featuredRockstar Games have finally released the first gameplay trailer for the hotly anticipated Red Dead Redemption 2. Though the initial, tantalising trailer for the game dropped earlier this year, fans have been craving shots of actual gameplay ever since the announcement of the game. Up until now, Rockstar have only teased fans with a few

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Rockstar Games have finally released the first gameplay trailer for the hotly anticipated Red Dead Redemption 2.

Though the initial, tantalising trailer for the game dropped earlier this year, fans have been craving shots of actual gameplay ever since the announcement of the game.

Up until now, Rockstar have only teased fans with a few cinematic trailers, which have focussed on setting up the story of the game, namely the tales of Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang.

However, the games company confirmed fans will get to see actual gameplay in a tweet yesterday, August 8, simply giving the time and date for the release of the official gameplay trailer.

And here it is:

In the past, the game’s company has teased that Red Dead Redemption 2 will offer ‘incredible emotional depth’, ‘great story elements’ and ‘great gameplay elements’.

They have also suggested the sequel will have a bigger focus on multiplayer, though it’s not yet clear how that will be incorporated in the game.

Rockstar announced Red Dead Redemption‘s sequel back in February this year, again via Twitter, with a post simply saying ‘Red Dead Redemption 2 is Coming October 26th 2018’.

The sequel has been long overdue since the debut of 2010’s seminal masterpiece Red Dead Redemption on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

A press release at the time said:

We are excited to announce that Red Dead Redemption 2 will be released on October 26th 2018. We apologise to everyone disappointed by this delay. While we had hoped to have the game out sooner, we require a little extra time for polish.

We sincerely thank you for your patience and hope that when you get to play the game, you will agree the wait will have been worth it. In the meantime, please check out these screenshots from the game. We look forward to sharing a lot more information with you in the coming weeks.

The release and subsequent success of Red Dead Redemption in 2010 was a pivotal moment for Rockstar, as it proved once and for all they didn’t need to rely on the huge achievement of Grand Theft Auto to thrive as a company.

Talking about the new game, Strauss Zelnick, CEO of Take Two Interactive, told Game Rant last year:

We support all of our releases very significantly. We’re incredibly proud of our marketing teams throughout the company and our support is quite significant for all of our releases…I think you should expect to see, with regard to all of our releases, very significant marketing support.

I don’t think there is any competitive dynamic with any of our upcoming releases, apart from the fact that our success is driven by quality. So I think the success of [Red Dead Redemption 2], which is highly anticipated, will be driven by its quality, and I think that the ongoing success of Grand Theft Auto Online is driven by its extraordinary quality.

Only a couple months to wait for the real thing now!

Red Dead Redemption 2 will be released on October 26.

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A New TimeSplitters Game Could Be On The Way

TimeSplitters-web-thumbThere hasn’t been a new TimeSplitters game since 2005’s TimeSplitters: Future Perfect on the PlayStation 2,  Xbox and  Gamecube. However, this could be about to change as a long-awaited sequel seems to be on the horizon – finally. Despite its cult following, the TimeSplitters series became one of those franchises stuck in a perpetual state

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There hasn’t been a new TimeSplitters game since 2005’s TimeSplitters: Future Perfect on the PlayStation 2,  Xbox and  Gamecube.

However, this could be about to change as a long-awaited sequel seems to be on the horizon – finally.

Despite its cult following, the TimeSplitters series became one of those franchises stuck in a perpetual state of gaming limbo – maybe purgatory is a better term of phrase?

TimeSplitters 4 had been in development but was soon cancelled after publishers Crytek – who bought the studio Free Radical – went bust. Yet the rights have now been bought by THQ Nordic, and given fans the possibility of a long-awaited sequel.

The first three games were released between 2000 and 2005. The first two were published by Eidos and the latest, published by Electronic Arts.

Developers Free Radical was developing a fourth TimeSplitters, but following the failure of Haze on the PlayStation 3, no other publisher was interested in financing the game.

THQ Nordic (best known for Alan Wake and the criminally underrated Darksiders series) have also acquired the rights to Second Sight, Free Radical’s third-person stealth-shooter, which was released back in 2004. They also have plans to release other Second Sight ‘products’ through developers Deep Silver, according to Polygon.

For you gaming aficionados out there, Deep Silver is the studio behind the Saints Row series, and are currently developing the highly anticipated Shenmue III.

In an official statement released to the press, Klemens Kundratitz, CEO of THQ Nordic’s Koch Media, said:

We are hugely excited to have acquired TimeSplitters. The original games gave fans a massive content offer and provided a pure and genuinely fun arcade shooter experience.

We have many fans of the TimeSplitters series among our own staff who are passionate about creating a product that will thrill today’s gaming audience.

Back in April 2012, a spokesperson for Crytek stated TimeSplitters 4 was ‘not in development’. Following month it was confirmed by Crytek’s Cevat Yeril.

At the time Yeril said:

Look, I wish we were working on it. The thing with TimeSplitters is, if we made a sequel to TimeSplitters, nobody would accept this apart from some fans, and we don’t know how big the fan community is unfortunate.

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A year later in July, TechRadarTimeSplitters sequel again, this time with series developer Steve Ellis.

When asked about the possibility of it being released on eight generation consoles he openly admitted:

I don’t think there’s any chance that’s going to happen, you always got to the point where the marketing person in the room would say ‘I don’t know how to sell this’ because they want a character that they can put on the front of the box. Every marketing person and every publisher we spoke to [said] ‘You can’t have that as your selling point’ and maybe the sales figures of previous games backed that up.

His statement at the time effectively buried any hope of a potential TimeSplitters in the foreseeable future.

But with THQ Nordic’s acquisition, the much-loved first-person shooter has been given a lifeline, meaning gamers are allowed to hope again.

Come on, THQ Nordic make it happen, please.

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