As the gaming world hotly anticipates a return to the old west in a sequel to one of the most critically acclaimed games of last gen, Rockstar Games have detailed more of the upcoming Red Dead Redemption 2. An interesting tidbit came out was that RDR2 will essentially be the cancelled PS3 exclusive Agent.
“They may seem like two drastically different games on paper, but turning Agent into Red Dead Redemption 2 was surprisingly easy,” says Steve Martin of Rockstar Games. “We had been working on Agent up until around August 2016 when we realised that what we had would be better as a future, space-age game. Then it became clear it should be based in ancient Egypt. But then we thought it’d be easier to make it something from an established brand. Bingo-bango-bongo, Red Dead 3. We slapped on a couple of reskins and we made a reveal trailer.”
Agent was first revealed at E3 2009 but since then Rockstar has been fairly quiet on the project. It has now become apparent that the stealth action game was reworked into the upcoming open-world western, confirming what many pundits had believed.
“A lot of people had hypothesised but I’m glad to finally confirm it,” says Martin. “It’s a load off, maybe now all these idiots writing piss-takes about Agent can fuck off.”
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