Red Dead Redemption 2 can transform into a FPS

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Published Thu, Sep 20 2018 4:25 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:50 AM CST

Rockstar will let us see through the red-dead eyes of a harrier gunslinger in its latest Western adventure.

Red Dead Redemption 2 can transform into a FPS |

Similar to GTA V, Red Dead Redemption 2 can transform into a first-person shooter at any in-game moment. The game will ship with a first-person view mode that connects players even more to the outlaw Arthur Morgan, and offers some interesting possibilities for exploration in Rockstar's impressive-looking 1899 Western frontier. This should add a more intimate dimension to the singleplayer-driven experience itself while immersing players into the spur-heeled boots of a hardened desperado.

I'm curious how adept the gunfights will be in first-person, but remember it's Rockstar we're talking things should be pretty fine-tuned. Everything except cutscenes can be played in first-person, including horseback riding, character interactions/dialog sequences, roaring shootouts, mini-games, and much more.

Read more: New Red Dead Redemption II screens show Wild West locales

In other Red Dead Redemption 2 news, Rockstar recently announced the game's online multiplayer mode, Red Dead Online. This new live experience will essentially merge both PVP and PVE co-op elements set in the game's huge open world. Both gametypes will be intertwined with narrative-driven story elements and will continually evolve over time similar to GTA Online.

Red Dead Online will launch in an ongoing beta in November, a month after the game ships.

Red Dead Redemption 2 ships on October 26, 2018 on PS4 and Xbox One.


Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the tech that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.

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