Ready Player One turned out to be an exciting geeky fest for moviegoers, but before it got the big-screen treatment, the Ernest Cline-penned work first enthralled readers with words on crisp pages. The adventures in Oasis are far from over, however, as the novel was earlier confirmed to receive a sequel on 24 November 2020 under the aptly-titled mantle of Ready Player Two.
Three months ahead of its release, Amazon has discounted the price for pre-orders, which went live during the very first announcement of the sequel. Instead of the original US$29 price tag, the book will now be available at US$19.23 – a relatively affordable price for a hardcover edition.
There has been little development on the details of Ready Player Two since its official announcement early this month. Plot details still remain a mystery, and nothing is known about the character roster just yet. It’s almost a given that the book will follow the events of its predecessor, though, which means more secrets of the Oasis are likely to surface.
All that’s left now is the confirmation of a movie sequel, but that’s likely to only take off in the next few years or so. Given how Ready Player One quickly became Steven Spielberg’s highest-grossing film since Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull in 2008, a part-two continuation would certainly make for an appealing prospect, especially with the team’s established experience in the book-to-movie adaptation process.
Si Jia is a casual geek at heart – or as casual as someone with Sephiroth’s theme on her Spotify playlist can get. A fan of movies, games, and Japanese culture, Si Jia’s greatest weakness is the Steam Summer Sale. Or any Steam sale, really.