With the leak of a possible version of the Red Dead Redemption 2 map on NeoGAF last week, fans have been speculating as to what all will be available in the game when it’s finally announced and then released later.
Some fans even took it upon themselves to combine the Red Dead Redemption 2 map with the first Red Dead Redemption’s map, linking the two together in the swampy region of West Elizabeth, where the bayou town of Thieves’ Landing sits.
A far cry from the civilized cobbled streets of the town of Blackwater, Thieves’ Landing and West Elizabeth serve as the dividing line between the New Austin region of the first game, and the new area that has been identified by the Red Dead Redemption 2 map.
Whether Blackwater will mean that the new area is more civilized and urban than the mainly desert area of New Austin remains to be seen, but there are more homesteads, ranches, and towns in the new area, and there’s even an oil field.
If Red Dead Redemption 2 takes place after the first Red Dead Redemption, the onset of the late 1910s will probably lead to more settlements in the “Wild West” even as the First World War rages in Europe.
Either way we don’t know very much about Red Dead Redemption 2; we don’t know the protagonist, what the plot will be, or what all that we’re going to be able to do in it, but with luck the game will be just as fun and earn the same amount of critical acclaim that the first game did.
Red Dead Redemption 2 will most likely be shown at this year’s E3, and with more and more hints that the game is in production coming out into the public eye, we’ll probably be learning more and more of it over the coming months.