Ask gamers what game they are most looking forward to this year and they are likely to answer Red Dead Redemption 2. There’s quite a bit of mystery surrounding the games as developer Rockstar has been very selective in what they decide should be made public. That is until now. A new leak reveals quite a bit about the highly anticipated game.
The leaked information comes via TrustedReviews who has obtained an internal Rockstar development memo which not only reveals the game’s multiplayer modes but also what we can expect of the open-world.
The memo mentions three of the multiplayer modes for Red Dead Redemption 2. The three modes include Battle Royale, Revive and Survive and Money Grab.
With the success of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, it’s no surprise that Red Dead Redemption 2 would include a PvP Battle Royale mode which basically sees players duking it out until one cowboy/outlaw is left standing.
Revive and Survive is described as being similar to Team Deathmatch except that players only have limited opportunities to revive their fallen teammates before they are off to the big ranch in the sky.
Lastly, there is Money Grab which sees players battling over a central objective by collecting cash and then safely (and as quickly as possible) returning it to their team’s base.
As for the main campaign, the memo mentions quite a few intriguing things. As expected from a Rockstar open-world game, Red Dead Redemption 2 will feature a myriad of activities for prospective cowboys/outlaws to partake in. These include hunting, fishing, gathering, herding, gold-mining and riding challenges amongst others. Along with the open-world activities, the memo mentions customisable minecarts, carriages and even fully explorable trains.
It’s apparent that Rockstar is working towards a world that feels even more alive than any of their previous attempts as stores will open and close depending on the day/night cycle, random events will appear more frequently, and your wanted level will be tied to the severity of the crimes you perpetuate.
Gameplay features mentioned in the memo include branching narratives (which change depending on the player’s choices), third-person and surprisingly first-person perspectives (which were introduced in GTA V).
As with every leak, it is suggested you take it with a pinch of salt. However, much of what is mentioned in the memo does make sense when compared to previous Rockstar titles. What would you like to see in Red Dead Redemption 2?