As the release date of Red Dead Redemption 2 approaches, developer Rockstar Games has now shared more information on the game’s vast open-world, specifically on the wildlife that will inhabit the environment. Red Dead Redemption 2’s open-world will be populated by approximately 200 species of animals that is comprised of several birds, fish, mammals, and more.
Each species will respond uniquely and realistically in the environment they’re to form part of Red Dead Redemption 2's diverse ecosystem. As an example, deer, bison, and pronghorn will traverse the plains in vast herds as they do in real life. On the other hand, scavengers will feast on the carcasses of dead animals, while wild beasts such as wolves will attack their prey in packs.
The animal life in Red Dead Redemption 2 is a testament of Rockstar’s extra attention to detail, proving that the team’s dedication not only goes to gameplay and combat elements but also to the environment the game is set in. Each species of animals will form part of a diverse and complex wildlife, as they fight their right to stay on top of the food chain.
Moreover, Rockstar also released plenty of in-game screenshots that boast the visually pleasing appearance of several towns that players can explore as they progress through the game. Detailed designs of Red Dead Redemption 2’s characters has also been showcased, with the latest images showing the rough and tumble appearance of several members of the Van der Linde gang, including the protagonist.
Also, an online component of the game is set to release in November after Red Dead Redemption 2’s official launch in October. Red Dead Online will feature a “classic multiplayer experience” that will seamlessly combine narrative with “competitive and cooperative gameplay.” Red Dead Online will initially launch as a public beta in November and will be available to all players who own a copy of the game.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is set to launch on October 26, 2018, for the PS4, and Xbox One and the Red Dead Online beta goes live in November 2018.