With Red Dead Redemption 2's upcoming October 26 release date, the game's marketing campaign is in full swing. Following the premiere of the new trailer, Rockstar held a private screening of the project for the gaming press, from which many new details of the hotly anticipated western, and also the main game of 2018, were revealed. Below we present the most interesting facts about the new hit "Rock Stars".
Story Company, NPCs and Development Details
Rockstar abandoned the usual concept of GTA V and instead of 3 playable characters, only Arthur Morgan will be presented. The main theme of the script will be the formation of a criminal group, as well as Arthur's relationship with other robbers from the Van Der Linde gang.
In some storyline and side quests, you can choose answer options in dialogues, which will affect the outcome of the task. Each mission can be completed in several ways at once, stealth will return and the ability to secretly eliminate opponents. Similar to The Witcher 3, Red Dead Redemption 2 will blur the line between side and main quests.
Each of the NPCs will be able to interact: say hello, start a conversation or rob. At the same time, for a robbery there is no need to use a weapon, it is enough just to scare the character and he will gladly give money, equipment or useful items. To add more liveliness to characters, NPCs will be endowed with unique characters and react differently to the player's actions. The reputation system will return: depending on your actions, you can turn the police or the whole city against you.
The Western has been in development for over 8 years and is created by the largest staff in Rockstar history.
Gang and Camp
The Van Der Linde gang is hiding from the police in a small field camp, which is an important part of the game. Thus, the camp will become the main source of receiving small errands. For example, a gang may run out of provisions, which is why Arthur's associates will ask him to go hunting and get fresh meat or take part in a robbery.
For every action useful for the camp, the player will receive a reward and improve Arthur's relations with other gang members. You can even become the leader of Van Der Linde if you devote a lot of time to the requests of your comrades, who in the future can go with you on quests or act as partners in the exploration of the open world.
At the same time, no one forces you to deal with problems in the camp, you can generally ignore any requests from your comrades. Just do not forget that such actions can affect the development of the storyline in the game Red Dead Redemption 2.
The creators of the game assure that the scale of the world will significantly exceed GTA V, which is confirmed by game journalists who saw the new location of New Hanover and were impressed by the size of the map. You can visit sandy prairies, impenetrable swamps, snow-capped mountains, coniferous forests and industrial cities.
All of the game footage shown so far has been captured from the standard PS4 version. In terms of graphics, gaming media calls Red Dead Redemption 2 “the most beautiful game on PS4”.
Separately, the usual for Rockstar obsessive attention to the smallest details is noted, which makes the world extremely realistic. In Red Dead Redemption 2, not only will the ecosystem be alive and happy with random situations, but civilization will develop independently of the player. For example, you can see how the workers are building a new structure. If you return to the construction site in a few days, you can see a new store, warehouse or just a residential building in its place.
Hunting and the most realistic horse in gaming history
Hunting has become an important element of the game. You can spot the animal by sounds and footprints in the bark of trees and the ground. If you shoot an animal that then fled, you can always find it on the trail of blood.
In Red Dead Redemption 2, how you killed an animal matters a lot. If you use a firearm and riddle the carcass of the unfortunate mammal several times, then the value of the skin will significantly decrease. In addition, it is always necessary to monitor the quality of the meat, it can deteriorate if you carry it with you for too long. The rotting of the carcass can be seen visually, and NPCs in Red Dead Redemption 2 will also make very specific hints, like Arthur, it's time to do something with the carcass, otherwise it's impossible to breathe.
The horse will turn from a standard vehicle into the main partner of the protagonist. A riding animal needs to be patronized and even healed from wounds, because a horse can die from bleeding. The longer your horse lives, the better its characteristics, it becomes more resilient and faster.
As we can see, Rockstar with its new project is making a claim for the best game of the year, which will become a worthy contender for God of War. More details and gameplay can be expected at E3 this June. We also draw your attention to the top major games in May 2018, and especially on Wild West Online, which can be a good alternative to RDR for pc gamers.
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