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Red Dead Redemption 2's first gameplay trailer looks awesome

By Polycount ยท 10 replies
Aug 9, 2018
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  1. Rockstar's next western-themed, open-world shooter Red Dead Redemption 2 (RDR2) is on the horizon, and the developer is finally kicking off its marketing campaign in earnest.

    To date, all we've seen from the game is a handful of screenshots, a few story-focused trailers, and written previews from journalists who have seen the game in action.

    Today, however, Rockstar gave the public its first real look at how the game will function - and it looks fantastic.

    The video below shows off six minutes of pure gameplay, with little in the way of interruptions or cutscenes.

    The video treats us to a glimpse of RDR2's massive, varied open world - we see towering mountains, densely-packed forests teeming with wildlife, and populated towns and villages.

    The gameplay clip makes it clear that Rockstar is focusing heavily on interactivity with the upcoming western title.

    In previous games from the company, such as the GTA series, the most players could do with the NPCs in the world was run them over, shoot them, or hit a button to say a brief one-liner (often in the form of an insult).

    In RDR2, protagonist and outlaw Arthur Morgan is far less limited. If he comes across a bandit looting a carriage on the side of the road, he's given many ways to respond.

    One button allows him to defuse the situation, reassuring the scoundrel that he has no intention of interrupting his scavenging. Another will see Morgan antagonize the bandit further, potentially turning an already-tense encounter into a violent one.

    The gameplay video also shows off a brutal new combat system, for both melee and ranged playstyles. Melee sees Morgan rush in with his fists, ducking blows, landing punches, and grappling with his opponents.

    Ranged combat, on the other hand, appears to have been improved dramatically. Reloading, firing, and weapon switching are all much smoother, due in no small part to RDR2's impressive and realistic new animations.

    If all of this sounds like your cup of tea, you'll be able to get your hands on Red Dead Redemption 2 when it launches on October 26 this year.

    Pre-orders are available right now via Rockstar's website - the standard edition will run you around $59.99, while the Special and Ultimate Editions will cost $79.99 and $99.99 respectively.

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  2. OcelotRex

    OcelotRex TS Guru Posts: 538   +294

    Hopefully shortly after the release word on whether this will be ported to PC will be finalized...
    Polycount likes this.
  3. noel24

    noel24 TS Evangelist Posts: 495   +426

    qking, Arris and Puiu like this.
  4. sasat

    sasat TS Enthusiast Posts: 36   +20

    It looks like they have something there
  5. Dimitrios

    Dimitrios TS Maniac Posts: 345   +238

    I can't believe I'm saying this but I might have to buy a console just to play this. I haven't owned a game console since the old days of PS2 or maybe the first one!

    Can I hook a game console to my computer monitor and use a keyboard or mouse? I hate using game pads they just seem clunky, slow & limited.
    Digitalzone likes this.
  6. Polycount

    Polycount TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 1,542   +348

    Not sure about using a keyboard and mouse, but you can definitely hook a console up to your monitor. That's precisely what I plan to do, since my TV kind of sucks.
  7. texasrattler

    texasrattler TS Evangelist Posts: 567   +204

    MS had said that they will have a mouse n keyboard for the Xbox X in the fall. What games support it will be on the devs.
  8. ghostf1re

    ghostf1re TS Maniac Posts: 337   +211

    It depends. Consoles aren't fully compatible with keyboard and mouse in at least 90% of the games. You can somewhat circumvent this by buying a 3rd party device that you plug between the devices and the console to allow for this. It's just not perfect like it would be on PC. Honestly, wait a year and Rockstar will have this out for PC. This is usually what they do. They release for consoles and about a year later they release the same game on PC with some DLC or something bundled. If you don't care to wait, then I'd say wait and play it on your main platform.
  9. TheBigT42

    TheBigT42 TS Maniac Posts: 294   +180

    We will have a PS4 emulator 1st
  10. TheBigT42

    TheBigT42 TS Maniac Posts: 294   +180

    I bet $ony and Micro$oft paid $$$$ to keep it from PC
  11. RaXoR

    RaXoR TS Addict Posts: 135   +95

    Except MS wouldn't benefit from keeping it off of PC. They would benefit from having it on PC but running off of their **** Xbox platform that comes integrated into Windows 10.

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