There is some big news in regards to upcoming open world games. Now we all know about Red Dead Redemption 2. That is the next major title that is coming from Rockstar and it is amazing they are able to work on this game while also still supporting it’s current behemoth which is Grand Theft Auto V.
Rockstar originally said that this upcoming sequel is to be released this fall and even had a teaser trailer released to get everyone excited about the game. Well, it looks like things have now changed.
The game developer has said that the game has now been delayed until Spring of 2018. To be honest with you, I’m not really surprised by this. As ambitious a game as RDR 2 promises to be, they want to make sure they get this right which is something they’ve done in the past with other games as well.
In the meantime, they’ve released 7 new screenshots that showcase how the game will look and the graphics look amazing! I cannot wait to try this and I have no doubt that this will go down as one of Rockstar’s best games when it is released next year. If you want to take a look at those screenshots, you can check them out here.
Next up, a sequel to a decently popular open world racing game was announced not long ago. No, it’s not Need For Speed although there is a new game in that series coming as well.
Give up? It has been officially announced that The Crew 2 will be coming to game systems and the PC soon. No official release date has been given nor has there really been any other information about this upcoming racer.
It certainly does make me wonder where the setting of the game will take place especially since the first game was in kind of a condensed version of the United States. I’m sure a lot of people might speculate that it could take place in Europe especially since the game developer is located there.
I certainly wonder though whether if they could do a sort of US 2.0, but maybe add other cities that weren’t in the first game. They could add Philadelphia, Boston, Houston, Atlanta, Nashville (though it technically is in the first), Denver, San Diego, Cleveland, Kansas City, Minneapolis, Phoenix, San Antonio, Austin, Memphis, Pittsburgh, Charlotte, and maybe even more including Oklahoma City.
I don’t know if they would do Australia since Microsoft’s Xbox One has the open world racer of Forza 3 which is set in that country, but it makes me wonder if they would do Japan. I think that would be a great location and would be a good mixture of city driving as well as off road.
In the announcement of The Crew 2, it has been hinted at that there will be a lot more of an emphasis of off-road driving so it will be interesting to see how they do with that.
Hopefully next month there will be more information released about the game especially since E3 will take place then which is the big gaming expo. Rockstar is not always forthcoming with its upcoming games at these events, but other developers do want to showcase and talk about what they’ve got coming down the pipeline.
You’ll definitely want to check back in the future has more information is released about these upcoming open world games. It surprised me that there really hasn’t been much more info of other open world games that we may not have heard about yet.
I would love it if Rockstar announced a new Midnight Club title or a Burnout game coming from Criterion. What are your thoughts on The Crew 2 and Red Dead Redemption 2? Do you think it’s a good thing that Rockstar delayed the game until next year?
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My nephews birthday is coming up soon and hes big into playing open world driving games. One of my favorite games that you mention in the article is Forza.
Would you recommend me buy him Forza 3 or maybe something else?? He is 13 years old.
I think he would really like Forza 3 but I’m just curious to know what an expert in the field might say or what kind of advice you might have for me
Forza 3 is a great open world racer for the Xbox One and if he has an Xbox One, then I would recommend you buy that one for him. If he strictly has a PS4, The Crew and Need For Speed are good open world racing options too.
Extremely excited for Red Dead Redemption 2, huge fan of the first and cant wait to see what they do with this one! What are you most looking forward to in the next game? Mine would be bringing back and expanding on the wilderness RDR 1 had, especially heading into the mountains and having a brawl with the bears with friends. What are you hoping they bring to the new game?
I loved the wilderness in the first Red Dead game and definitely look forward to the expansion of that as well. From the screenshots and the trailer they’ve already released of the game, it is going to be absolutely gorgeous! It is just fun exploring because you’ll never know what you’ll encounter in the game especially in Red Dead. I love the story too and curious to see how that will play out in the sequel.