‘Ready Player Two’ will showcase Wade’s quest for Halliday’s final easter egg

Ernest Cline had a surprise for Wil Wheaton during New York Comic Con.


We finally know a little bit more about Ernest Cline’s highly anticipated Ready Player Two, the sequel to 2011’s Ready Player One.

Cline dropped a surprise at the end of his virtual conversation with Wil Wheaton during this weekend’s New York Comic Con: the book’s synopsis. Wheaton read the synopsis for the first time during the stream.

Check out the Ready Player Two synopsis for yourself:

‘Ready Player Two’ synopsis (Ballantine Books)

An unexpected quest. Two worlds at stake. Are you ready?

Days after Oasis founder James Halliday’s contest, Wade Watts makes a discovery that changes everything. Hidden within Halliday’s vault, waiting for his heir to find, lies a technological advancement that will once again change the world and make the Oasis a thousand times more wondrous, and addictive, than even Wade dreamed possible. With it comes a new riddle and a new quest. A last Easter egg from Halliday, hinting at a mysterious prize. And an unexpected, impossibly powerful, and dangerous new rival awaits, one who will kill millions to get what he wants. Wade’s life and the future of the Oasis are again at stake, but this time the fate of humanity also hangs in the balance.

Lovingly nostalgic and wildly original as only Ernest Cline could conceive it, Ready Player Two takes us on another imaginative, fun, action packed adventure through his beloved virtual universe, and jolts us thrillingly into the future once again.

Wheaton narrated Ready Player One and will narrate the sequel as well. The book will no doubt shoot to the bestseller’s list once it hits shelves later this year.

Steven Spielberg adapted Ready Player One in 2018. The movie was a blockbuster success, despite major deviations from the source material.

Release date is set for Nov. 24, 2020.

Check out the Ready Player Two synopsis reveal below, skip to around 19 minutes in:

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