As we close in on October’s release of Red Dead Redemption 2 and the world loses its mind, Rockstar has begun revealing new information about its latest blockbuster. Specifically the wildlife that inhabits its new open world.
The diverse habitats and climates of Red Dead Redemption 2 are home to around 200 species of animals, birds and fish, all of which behave and respond to their environment in a unique way. Deer, bison and pronghorn traverse the plains in large herds, scavengers quickly sniff out carrion, sockeye salmon leap upstream, wolves attack in packs surrounding their prey, geese fly in fixed formations, possums play dead, rodents scamper into tree hollows, grizzly bears bluff charge when threatened, and birds of prey soar on thermals. They all form part of a complex ecosystem and must continually fight for their place on the food chain.
The sheer scope of the ecosystem that Rockstar has built for Red Dead Redemption 2 is mind blowing, and if you want to learn more about how it all works you should go have a read for yourself.
You can look forward to being eaten by the various wild animals in Red Dead Redemption 2, when it releases for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on October 26th.