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'Red Dead Redemption 2' Screenshots Point To A Single Protagonist

By Michael Diente , May 24, 2017 09:50 AM EDT

Red Dead Redemption 2 has been the subject of many speculations since it was revealed last year. Rockstar Games has been successfully keeping relevant details about the open-world Western from leaking online. However, the developer has recently shared some new screenshots of the game and it has spawned rumors about the protagonist. Unlike what the previous rumors said, it appears that the upcoming title will feature only one protagonist.

Gamers have a hard time identifying the characters featured in the trailer and some of the artworks. The new Red Dead Redemption 2 screenshots have surprisingly added more material for gamers to work with. A closer look seems to reveal that a character with a certain get-up keeps showing up in the game's marketing material. Game Rant points out that he wears a pointed hat with a rope and a long duster coat. Additionally, most of the screenshots tend to focus on the mysterious individual.

Most gamers might have assumed that Red Dead Redemption 2 will also feature multiple protagonists like Grand Theft Auto V. Some players have voiced their opinion that a single main character is the best way to go for the sequel. Others also want Rockstar Games to deliver more on the story just like the first game did. The developer reportedly received some feedback from fans who complained about their focus on the online multiplayer aspect of Grand Theft Auto V.

Analysts claim that the developer's approach is understandable from a business point of view. The online experience offered by Grand Theft Auto V has been very profitable for Rockstar Games. Players also want future DLC content for Red Dead Redemption 2 similar to Undead Nightmare.

Over the weekend, fans were reportedly surprised when a Destiny 2 gameplay reaction video supposedly revealed the release date for Red Dead Redemption 2. However, it was eventually confirmed by Rockstar Games that the game has been delayed to 2018, according to Polygon. While the delay might seem disappointing, it could also give the developers more time to make sure the game delivers on all fronts.

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