This Friday is the official launch date for the highly anticipated Red Dead Redemption 2 game. Despite its name and launch date, the second version of Red Dead Redemption is actually the prequel to the first title released in 2010.
It is still a western-style adventure that places you in the aftermath of a botched train robbery. Here are five things you should know before you buy it.
1. Its files are huge
The first thing you should know would be that Red Dead Redemption 2 will come with substantial game files. For the Xbox One version, you are going to need 107 gigabytes of storage space. The PlayStation 4, according to the studio, will need to have 99 GB available and an extra 50 which are required for the installation process.
2. Intricate details
The reason for these large sizes is the abundance of exquisite little details. An interesting aspect that caught everybody’s attention is the fact that a specific anatomical part of horses will noticeably shrink due to the cold weather.
The interactions between in-game wildlife and weather conditions will be auto-generated. Also, Arthur Morgan’s items are rendered individually, so they will move within their own rights as he rides his horse.
3. Bye horsie
Another addition to the game will be represented by the fact that if your horse somehow dies, it will stay dead for good.
4. The staff was really put to work
Dan Houser, a co-founder of Rockstar, said in an interview for Vulture that the team worked 100-hour weeks to finish the Red Dead Redemption 2 game. Even if this was the case, the game still missed two launch dates because the work was incomplete.
5. It will take you 60 hours to finish it
In the same Vulture interview, Dan Houser said that the story mode’s gameplay time was shortened from 65 hours to 60 after they abandoned a love interest.