Update: The trailer is now here. Watch it for yourself.
That’s an impressive gameplay overview. The updates to gunplay, melee combat, and hunting all look mighty fine, and it’s interesting to see Rockstar expanding its formula with the addition of new ways to interact with NPCs. Hard to say if it’ll be quite as deep as the trailer made it seem, though.
Original story: Red Dead Redemption 2 and developer Rockstar Games have been thoroughly whetting our appetites with cinematic trailers and the premise of a living, breathing open world, but we’ve yet to see any actual gameplay.
Fortunately, that will all change soon. Like, very soon. Like, less than 24 hours from when we’re writing this.
Previous gameplay details have painted a more open-ended approach to Red Dead Redemption 2‘s storytelling, with a large focus falling on maintaining the camp for Dutch’s Gang and receiving missions from protagonist Arthur Morgan’s various cohorts. We also know that gunplay will have more depth and that your actions will have a more persistent effect on the game world.
Everything sounds good on paper, and Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick has stated that the game will “redefine [the gaming] industry,” but tomorrow will be the first true test of whether Rockstar Games has what it takes to deliver another genre-defining experience.
Red Dead Redemption 2 launches for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on October 26th.