Brand new gameplay footage from Red Dead Redemption 2 teases one of the game's most exciting standout features: first-person mode. Though Rockstar Games has focused primarily on third-person footage in the game's marketing, the ability to switch between both viewing options highlights a unique perspective for the Red Dead franchise.
Set at the turn of the 19th century, Red Dead Redemption 2 is an open world video game that follows outlaw Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde Gang as they stir up trouble in the Old West. Everyone from bounty hunters to authorities attempt to track them down as the gang does what they must to survive, despite the fact that Arthur may well be on his way towards new, independent ambitions. Now, Rockstar has released brand new gameplay footage that shows off a wide range of exciting new elements within the game - not the least of which has to do with Red Dead Redemption 2's first-person option.
After releasing the game's first official gameplay video back in August, Rockstar Games has just released the second (and presumably final) part. In the footage, standout highlights include an expanded Dead Eye system, a broader look at new terrain, the ability to rob trains with the Van der Linde Gang, cinematic cameras, and first-person mode. Rockstar had hinted at this new feature, and the first bit of footage reveals a crisp attention to detail that's on par with first-person mode.
Though players will be allowed to enter first-person mode at any time throughout the game, the first-person footage showcased in the video leans primarily on shooting. In one scenario, Arthur is seen riding horseback with a rifle, while another has him kicking in a door during a shootout. It will be a feature that Rockstar Games is no stranger to, having utilized it in Grand Theft Auto V.
While first-person mode will no doubt be an exciting draw for players, the footage shows that it may result in some disadvantages during shootouts. For example, the narrowed perspective of first-person limits Arthur from seeing other characters in his peripheral vision. One of his fellow gang members - who appears to be Micah Bell - ends up shooting Arthur's assailants before they attack, but the footage makes it appear as though Arthur might have had a more difficult time using first-person mode had he been on his own.
Red Dead Redemption 2 will be released October 26 on Playstation 4 and Xbox One consoles.
Source: Rockstar Games