After Rockstar Games posted images on its website and social media accounts a few days ago that suggested a new Red Dead game was on its way, the news everyone was hoping for has now been confirmed: Red Dead Redemption 2 will arrive in Fall 2017.

The publisher’s website doesn’t reveal too much at this early stage, but it does promise some Wild West multiplayer action – an exciting prospect, considering how much work the company put into GTA V’s online multiplayer mode.

“Red Dead Redemption 2 is an epic tale of life in America’s unforgiving heartland,” reads Rockstar’s description. “The game’s vast and atmospheric world will also provide the foundation for a brand new online multiplayer experience.”

Take-Two Interactive Software – the parent company of Rockstar Games – has already registered RedDeadOnline.com. The company's share price, meanwhile, jumped over 6 percent as a new Red Dead game started to look more likely.

It may be a year away, but the first trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2 arrives this Thursday (October 20) at 11 AM ET.

Red Dead Redemption was one of the greatest games from the previous console generation and one of my personal favorites. The second game in the series - following the lesser-known Red Dead Revolver - it received almost universal praise from critics and consumers alike. Not surprisingly, it has shipped over 14 million copies to date.

Sadly, while the game eventually made it onto the Xbox One and PS4, there has never been a PC version – despite constant rumors of its arrival. The Red Dead Redemption 2 website mentions only PlayStation 4 and Xbox One support, so our platform could be excluded yet again. It may not do much good, but there's already a petition demanding Rockstar release a PC version.