Red Dead Redemption 2 Has First-Person, Photo Mode, Horse Drifting, And More
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Red Dead Redemption 2 Has First-Person, Photo Mode, Horse Drifting, And More

August 15, 2019

If you’re hyped for Red Dead Redemption 2,
you probably want to learn everything you can about it before launch. Well, we got our hands on it, and this GameSpot
News Update has a whole lot to tell you. First, let’s talk about what you’ll see in
the game. Don’t expect a million waypoints and quest
markers here–Red Dead’s HUD is minimal, with a minimap in that corner that displays important
objectives. You can also turn this off entirely or swap
it out for just an on-screen compass. You can also toggle your camera. You know how GTA 5 can be played entirely
in first-person? Well, Rockstar is doing the same thing here. Third-person is the default setting, but you
can switch it up at any time. And if you want to really capture what hero
Arthur Morgan is seeing, you can do that in photo mode via the camera he carries around
himself. You can take pictures of the world and even
set up portrait shots. They’re not quite selfies, but hey, those
weren’t really a thing in the old west. One thing you might not want to see too closely
is Red Dead’s new skinning animation. In the first game, the camera cut away whenever
John Marston drew his knife to skin an animal. That’s not the case here: you’ll see a good
chunk of gore as you carve up your prize. You can even upgrade the Dead Eye ability
to target specific body parts when firing at an animal. And if Arthur loses his hat in one of those
firefights, good news: you can pick it back up, but you can also totally steal and wear
someone else’s hat. Then you can ride off looking more dapper
than ever. While you’re riding away, why not try out
some of the game’s new tricks. You can perform a few different dressage maneuvers,
but you can also build up speed and quickly change directions, almost like a drift on
horseback. And if you’re hankering for some great music
as you gallop off into the sunset, here’s one more bit of good news: Woody Jackson,
who composed a good bit of the previous game’s music, is working on this one too. OK, that’s a ton of information on Red Dead
Redemption 2, which, by the way, finally releases for PS4 and Xbox on October 26th. There’s no word on a PC version, but we did
recently hear about Rockstar’s plans for Red Dead Online. You can read more about that on GameSpot,
along with our big feature on all the new mechanics in Red Dead Redemption 2 so far.

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