Rockstar Shows Off The Newest Red Dead Redemption 2 Trailer

The hype! We can't contain it! Red Dead Redemption 2 is coming.

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Rockstar just posted the latest trailer for their highly anticipated Red Dead Redemption 2.

Here it is on YouTube. Please take a look. 

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    September 28, 2017 8:11 AM

    Asif Khan posted a new article, Rockstar Shows Off The Newest Red Dead Redemption 2 Trailer

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      September 28, 2017 8:14 AM

      prequel? He mentions Dutch at the end who was the leader of Marston's gang right?

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        September 28, 2017 8:23 AM

        Makes sense Red Dead Redemption takes place in 1911 which is pretty much the end of the wild west the last remaining mainland territories became states in 1912 (cars pretty much replaced horses in major cities by the mid to late teens) so you really can't go forward without it being something else entirely.

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          September 28, 2017 8:40 AM

          exactly what i was thinking post+username guy!

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        September 28, 2017 8:33 AM

        YUP, Rockstar says: "...[it's] the story of outlaw Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang as they rob, fight and steal their way across the vast and rugged heart of America in order to survive."

        The Van der Linde gang (AKA Dutch's Gang, which John Marston would eventually join).

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        September 28, 2017 8:35 AM

        Thank god they're going with a new protagonist (anti-hero?) instead of just a Marston origin story, prequels are almost never a good idea. I'm okay with some criss-crossing with the background characters of the first game though.

        Main character comes off as utterly ruthless in the trailer. Rockstar usually gets a lot of mileage out of making their protagonists reluctant assholes so you can feel better about embodying them (Nico, Michael, Marston all share that). Wonder if they'll find a way to humanize this guy or if they're just going full scoundrel with him. Trevor was a really effective character but he didn't sit well as a player stand-in.

        Goddamn this looks nice, I can't wait to see what they do with it.

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          September 28, 2017 8:37 AM

          Yeah, I don't really want to play as that jerk. :/

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            September 28, 2017 8:41 AM

            maybe you can turn him around and become a hero of the west!

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          September 28, 2017 8:54 AM

          I'm going to assume he's just one of the several main characters you'll play.

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            September 28, 2017 8:57 AM

            Yeah that worked so well in GTA that I wonder if R will just make that a core element of all their games going forward. You could totally see Marston as a late-game playable reveal or something.

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              September 28, 2017 10:05 AM

              ughhhhh i hope not, i didnt really enjoy it in GTA 5

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                September 28, 2017 10:06 AM

                flying out and inhabiting another character really wouldnt fit a western imo

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                September 28, 2017 10:32 AM

                I didn't like it either. Made for an extremely disjointed narrative.

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                  September 28, 2017 10:50 AM

                  yea I basically ended up not caring about any of them, whereas in 4 I was super invested in niko's mission of revenge

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                September 28, 2017 5:36 PM

                I think it comes down to execution. Multiple characters worked incredibly well in Nier Automata and The Last Of Us. Its a cool way to show the same event from different perspectives, thus showing points of conflict that the player is aware of but that the characters aren't until its too late.

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              September 28, 2017 11:05 AM

              Probably the only reason GTA 5 was the first GTA game I completed since 3 was because of the ability to swap characters when I got bored or was feeling railroaded into doing something I didn't feel like doing at the time.

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                September 28, 2017 11:13 AM

                Speaking of GTA V, it's on sale on Steam for $36, do I buy it again for a THIRD time!? What to do what to do...

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          September 28, 2017 10:20 AM

          rudds can you ask Rockstar why they hate PC when you interview them about the game?

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          September 28, 2017 5:22 PM

          Trevor was amazing as a player stand-in, because he represented how most people actually end up playing the game, ie: completely sociopathically. it's actually the first time rockstar nailed that, and the first time they haven't had seriously incongruity between what the character is and what the game is asking you to do.

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            September 28, 2017 5:31 PM

            Trevor was one of the best video game characters of the last 20 years. It sucks that they didn't make any DLC with him in it.

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      September 28, 2017 8:16 AM

      I loved all the hunting side-quests, it scratched that ever-dormant WoW itch.

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      September 28, 2017 8:18 AM

      Ad popped some weird shit on my phone

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      September 28, 2017 8:44 AM

      Man this looks good.

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      September 28, 2017 9:49 AM

      Weirdly cold on this...hmm

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        September 28, 2017 10:24 AM

        Same. This seems like the most Rockstar-esque trailer they could have possibly done. Nothing surprising, nothing new in terms of characters or any game systems shown. It looks like will be a by-the-numbers Rockstar open world game that doesn't stray from the formula. I mean, I don't blame them, and RDR was a fantastic game, but this seems like (from the brief trailer) GTA 5.5 with a western reskin.

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          September 28, 2017 11:41 AM

          I'd rather have one of those by-the-numbers Rockstar open world games that we get every 5 years with cutting edge graphics, sound and animation than one of those by-the-numbers Ubisoft open world games that we get every year and are fairly average in most regards.

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      September 28, 2017 10:15 AM

      Time to start setting my pennies aside for a PS4

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      September 28, 2017 10:41 AM

      I really hope the story is more interesting than getting some money by being mean against some dudes ;/
      That seems like the least fun you can have in such a beautifully crafted world.

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      September 28, 2017 11:04 AM

      Hey cool another game about a thug with a heart of gold* that has problems and then gets fucked in an epic way because drama. I can't even remember who Dutch is, but I know that guy is going to shoot him in the back for money.

      I just want my $93,000
      (although maybe not a good example cause Point Blank had a better story than any Rockstar game could dream of)

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      September 28, 2017 11:37 AM

      INSANE! Man this is going to push a lot of Xbox One Xs and PS4 Pros.

      Game looks amazing! So the PC version in a year from launch date :( ... I want to say F that and Rockstar.

      I guess a delayed PC version is Rockstar's idea of DRM on the PC? Why does no journalist point blank ask them why there is no PC version the second game? Shack do it for Shacknews, ask them why there is no PC release of RDR2. Also ask them what is the reason, and ask them if they think there is a market on the PC for RDR2 and if they think PlayerUnknown's Battleground has sold well as a PC exclusive.

      What are the chances that secretly they are doing a HD remake of the first game for the PC in this engine and it will release on the day of RDR2 console launch? That would be a smart move hey, I doubt this will ever happen sadly :(

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        September 28, 2017 3:13 PM

        Because you already know what the stock, form-letter response will be: "We want to make the best PC version possible! And that takes extra time for polish! Even though the consoles are on the same x86 architecture the PCs are."

        The real truth is that they make more money on those console games, and as an added bonus, they can double-dip when the PC players who give in and buy a console copy end up buying a second PC copy once available as well.

        There's no reason aside from greed to not release on PC alongside the consoles.

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          September 28, 2017 5:24 PM

          there are huge reasons not to sim-ship on pc, and they have to do with sanity. shipping high-end games that hit hardware hard on pc is a nightmare. the fact that you can get those people to double-dip is just a bonus.

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            September 28, 2017 5:41 PM

            Your name's purple in Lamp, so I'll trust you know what you're talking about, but plenty of devs have come close to simultaneous releases, usually with a month or so window between. Destiny 2, Mad Max, Just Cause 3 (which were cross platform at launch) just to name a few.

            An argument can be made against, when looking at the fiasco that was Arkham Knight, but on the whole, the big-budget games with planned PC releases are usually only a month out, not an entire year.

            This is greed, through and through.

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              September 28, 2017 5:48 PM

              Destiny being activision and all know their pc numbers for their products so they can somewhat safely guess how many folks would have access to the game.

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              September 28, 2017 5:55 PM

              Its hard numbers. Even with the potential for double dipping on PC, the amount the version on Steam makes is dwarfed by what it pulls in on console.

              It might not be what we like but they have roughly 15 years of data backing up their decisions here.

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                September 28, 2017 6:02 PM

                Yeah, I'm not denying the profitability of it. In fact, that's entirely my point. Except they'll use bullshit PR speak to mask their greed.

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            September 28, 2017 6:03 PM

            They have the money to hire a team to focus entirely on doing the PC port. I still firmly believe it's just about double dipping.

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          September 28, 2017 5:37 PM

          Dead on

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        September 28, 2017 5:51 PM

        Delayed PC version is because its more expensive/time-consuming to ship and the console versions make multiple times more. We're talking millions vs billions in revenue.

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          September 28, 2017 5:53 PM

          Also, until they say otherwise I would hold your breath on massive improvements for PS4 Pro/XBox One X. 4K or super sampling are the most I'm expecting, anything else on the visual front will be very surprising.

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            September 28, 2017 6:22 PM

            The model and geometry is nice on the consoles as it is. It's higher framerate and higher rez textures I want.

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              September 28, 2017 6:50 PM

              I will be shocked if we get higher framerate on the 4k consoles. Destiny is locked to 30fps even on the PS4 Pro and XB1X

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                September 28, 2017 7:09 PM

                I think we're talking about completely different things here. I want the PC version because I want higher framerates.

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                  September 28, 2017 7:16 PM

                  Ah yes, of course. Yeah, that’s also why I’d hold out, but we’ll see

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      September 28, 2017 3:29 PM

      Those Rockstar devs are really ground to the bone up in Canada. I was by the office making this and half the day a quarter of the team is outside smoking, angry, and cursing about everyone else. Otherwise they’re in the office at all hours to hit deadlines. 2am etc. I feel bad for them.

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      September 28, 2017 7:16 PM

      Looks good! Very good.

      I really really hope they find some better mechanics though, especially tapping A to maintain your horse's speed.