Red Dead Redemption 2 Gameplay Trailer Reveals How You Interact with Its Glorious 4K World

Posted August 10, 2018 by Richard Lee Breslin in Gameplay, Gaming News, PS4, Screenshots, Trailers, Xbox One

The first proper gameplay video for Red Dead Redemption 2 has dropped and the footage just keeps getting better and better, with the gameplay being captured in stunning 4K using the PS4 Pro.  Not only did we get to see more of its gorgeous and enticing world across vast mountains, dense forests, stinky swamplands and populated cities, but we also learned more about how you will interact with its huge open-world.

Described as a the first gameplay introduction, this video is a first of an on-going series of trailers that will reveal new details about Red Dead Redemption 2, and boy did we learn a lot here.  Sadly we never got to see any of the online modes, but that will hopefully arrive by the end of these series of videos.

The gameplay trailer begins with you (Arthur Morgan) being rescued via a jailbreak by one of your fellow Van der Linde gang members, it is from here that we begin to learn a lot about this thriving, world of Red Dead Redemption 2.  Set in the late 1800’s, as America is evolving into the dawn of the modern age, when the day of the outlaws is becoming a relic of the past, Rockstar Games has described the world of Red Dead Redemption 2 as the most deep, interactive and detailed game they’ve ever created with a high emphasis on storytelling and engaging gameplay.

Living in part of the gang is a vital way of life in Red Dead Redemption 2 and each time you are forced to leave an area; your gang will set-up camp in the next town (so to speak).  In your camp you will interact with fellow gang members by sharing stories and playing games, and as you progress further into the game, you’ll learn something new about your fellow gang member as you spend time with them.

As you get to know other characters within your gang, they’ll reveal new secrets and new opportunities (missions) for you to partake.  It is also important to keep up gang moral up and this can be done by helping to feed your camp with some good old hunting.  However, hunting not only benefits your camp, but you can also sell pelts and caucuses to general stores, gunsmiths, saloons and more for extra cash and resources.

How you interact with the NPC’s outside of your camp is also very important and depending on how you act, the living world will be shaped by your choices and actions.  For example, killing a character might have consequences later on down the line with another NPC.  In the Wild West, trouble is only just around the corner and rather than shooting your way out of trouble (which will probably just cause more trouble), you can talk your way out of situations, talk to the town sheriff or intimidate a witness into silence.  Confrontations can be defused or escalated, and friendships formed.  But how honourable will you be?

Rockstar Games also stated that melee and firearm combat has been improved upon, with each weapon featuring its own characteristics with unique recoil and reloading, meaning you’ll need to learn how your favourite weapons feel and what is best for a particular gunfight.  You can also form a strong bond with your horse and much like your gang members, the more time you spend with your horse, the stronger the relationship will be, which means that they’ll be easier to control over time.  Some horses are also suited for various tasks, so expect to use more than one horse during your story.  Finally, your horse saddle will hold items such as weapons, supplies and dead animals following some hunting, and of course bounty targets (dead or alive).

Well that pretty much wraps things up.  In the next video Rockstar has promised that we’ll be taking a look at missions, activities, the evolution of the sharp-shooting mechanic when using Deadeye and more. I can’t wait for that!

Red Dead Redemption 2 will release for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 26th.


Richard Lee Breslin
Richard Lee Breslin

Gamimg has been my life for 30+ years and will always be my passion. I have a BDes Hons Games Development and Digital Media, and I hope to one day turn my passion for gaming and writing into a living. My favourite gaming series are Resi Evil, Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill, Assassin's Creed, Uncharted and The Last of Us. I collect gaming merchandise, comics and movies. I love football (namely Aston Villa) and WWE. I can also often be found wondering the outskirts of Raccoon City. Follow me on Twitter @Solidus5nake

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