Red Dead Redemption 2
"Red Dead Redemption 2" is scheduled for release in the fourth quarter of the year. YouTube/Rockstar Games

With most still waiting on "Red Dead Redemption 2," one of the celebrated issues that have cropped up was the manner of gameplay. Cross-play platform is possible, though there are tweaks that will be needed. For its part, Sony tried to defend why it had to block cross-play between PlayStation and the Xbox/Nintendo, aside from a few exceptions. Such could happen with the upcoming RDR2.

According to, Rockstar Games is reportedly busy talking to Sony and Microsoft for possible cross-platform play. The good news is that the group behind "Red Dead Redemption 2" is trying to make ends meet, a compromise that could be beneficial to gamers in the end. There is no official word on the headway or status of talks for now, though all that could change in the next couple of months.

Originally set for late 2017, the release date for the sequel has been bumped to 2018. Rockstar Games and Take-Two Interactive are trying to come up with another high-quality game indeed.

Allowing cross-platform play for "Red Dead Redemption 2" will mean players won’t have to worry about starting over when they play with the PlayStation or Xbox version. If adjustments are made properly, all players have to do is load the saved game and pick up from where they left off. Again, this (ambitious) intent would need extensive and massive work to push through.

The potential cross-platform gameplay for "Red Dead Redemption 2" is the latest tied up to the action Western game. The past weeks have suggested various possibilities, which include the number of protagonists and the implementation of microtransactions hinted by CEO Strauss Zelnick. More updates for RDR2 are expected in the coming months.

An update for was hoped for by fans at the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2017 (E3 2017) in Los Angeles. Nothing directly involved with RDR2 came out aside from the cross-play angle. Except for potential hints from the grapevine in the coming months, "Red Dead Redemption" fans may have to wait until March 2018 at the earliest to see if Rockstar and Take-Two did enough to make the sequel worth the wait.