The internet is brimming with all sorts of reports surrounding the hotly anticipated follow-up to Rockstar Games' hit western action-adventure video game dubbed, '#Red Dead Redemption.' Latest reports suggest the game's upcoming sequel could have microtransactions since Rockstar's parent company; Take-Two Interactive is reportedly planning to integrate them into their future games.

More microtransactions likely?

During the Cowen and Company 45th Annual Technology, Media & Telecom Conference, Take-Two chief executive Strauss Zelnick pointed out that is impractical to perpetually give stuff away without charge. For instance, despite offering the option to shell out real money, 'GTA 5' players have resorted to using in- game money to buy items such as vehicles in the past years.

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It remains to be seen whether or not '#Red Dead #Redemption 2' suffers the same fate.

Zelnick indicated that the studio will not be using microtransactions haphazardly, though. In other words, the company does not plan to monetize every bit to the max. That being said, it will be interesting to see how the studio will integrating microtransactions into the long- rumored 'RDR' sequel.

While details about that are still few and far between, Zelnick pointed out that the company's method of yielding profit will not run interference with the experience for players, much to the relief of avid gamers. Furthermore, Zelnick also made clear that the company does not intend to nickel and dime 'RDR 2' fans by any stretch of the imagination. Taking that into consideration, it seems a safe guess that 'Red Dead Redemption 2' will not be spared from microtransactions.

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'RDR 2' release date

A previously rolled out trailer indicated that the much-awaited title would hit the store shelves in Fall 2017, which is surprising, just eight months after its official unveiling. Regrettably, this turned out to be off the mark as Rockstar Games recently revealed that they have rescheduled the title's launch to Spring 2018.

It can be recalled that some 'GTA' games and other equally anticipated titles including Rockstar classic 'Bully' and 'Midnight Club: Los Angeles,' were all subject to a delayed launch, and all the games were nothing short of awe-inspiring. It's also worth noting that 2017 has so far been one of the most productive years for video games in recent history.

While more details are hard to come by, 'RDR' fans are hoping Rockstar will throw more light on the much-awaited game at this year's E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo), which kicks off June 13. Watch this space for more 'Red Dead Redemption 2' related news and updates!