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Red Dead Redemption 2 gets long-awaited gameplay footage

Today, Rockstar Games dropped a new trailer showcasing long-awaited Red Dead Redemption 2 gameplay. Red Dead Redemption 2 looks gorgeous running on consoles. The world feels alive as if everyone has a purpose. There seems to be a greater push on exploration this time, and this presents new opportunities for survival and gunplay. For example, a shootout that takes place in the dense forest will be vastly different to one that's in the heart of town.

Red Dead Redemption 2 tells a personal story. After a robbery goes wrong in the town of Blackwater, Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang are forced to flee. With federal agents and the best bounty hunters in the nation massing on their heels, the gang must rob, steal, and fight their way across the rugged heartland of America in order to survive. As deepening internal divisions threaten to tear the gang apart, Arthur must make a choice between his own ideals or loyalty to the gang who raised him.

What did you like most about the trailer? What are you expectations from the game? Let us know.

Red Dead Redemption 2 should launch on October 26, 2018 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 systems. It's unclear what the resolution or frame rate will be on Xbox One X, but we do know that the game is getting enhanced for the new console.

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7 Comments
  • I was thinking of getting Fallout 4 GOTY but this looks to be a lot better.
    I still need to pay RDR 1 which I got for the 360 with all the add-ons, and still haven't touch it
  • It is well worth a play thru. I think you would really enjoy it. After playing thru the story I enjoyed the hunting.
  • Going for the Xbox one X version for this game. Looks amazing so i want the best version.
  • The PlayStation 4 Pro video looks checkerboarded and upscaled. I can see artifacts and shimmering on the edges.
  • Yep, also been paying attention to that as well. I watched it on my big screen and it wasn't hard to spot the non crisp/sharp details. Im Curious when or if any Xbox one X footage will be released.
  • an outlaw gang on the run and we get to do chores! and do camp management! sounds tedious...
    been anticipating this game for so long and this does not sound good
  • I had the same feeling when I saw the video, regarding the camp management. I would imagine it is mostly side quests that aren't crucial to the storyline, but may help you by providing some added bonus. And as far as the camp moving around from place to place, that's no different than any other open world game where you move from one area to the next as you complete missions/quests in the storyline and your mission hub moves as you progress. We shall see in a couple months though. I will be buying it, but maybe not right at release.