"Red Dead Redemption 2" is scheduled for release in the fourth quarter of 2017. Facebook/Red Dead Redemption 2

The official trailer for “Red Dead Redemption 2” was released almost a month ago and has since been viewed on YouTube more than 8 million times. But while the trailer gave hardly any clues to the storyline and weaponry that will be used in gameplay, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick has promised nothing short of greatness.

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The official railer does show some beautiful landscape shots of the title, but Zelnick was quick to confirm that the game would be more than beautiful.

Watch the official trailer for “Red Dead Redemption 2”

During the MKM Partners event on Nov. 17, Zelnick confirmed that “Red Dead Redemption 2” will have “incredible emotional depth,” and that fans “can expect there to be great story elements and great gameplay elements.” This could mean that gamers can expect to play a holistic game, much like Rockstar Games did with the first installment.

"The conventional wisdom was of course that a western wouldn't work," Zelnick said about the first game. "We took a different point of view, which is that very occasionally westerns capture the imagination of the public. When we launched ‘Red Dead,’ it did. And those times were right for that. And I think the times are right for a big, sprawling, optimistic view of America again -- and that's not meant to be cute."

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Zelnick also went on the record to say that while he is “very pleased” with the hype surrounding the game, it does not take him by surprise. There was plenty of reason for Take-Two and Rockstar Games to know that fans would take the news of “Red Dead Redemption 2” well. There were plenty of rumours and speculations before the game publishers made the official announcement.

“Red Dead Redemption 2” is scheduled for release sometime within the latter part of 2017. It will be compatible for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.