Red Dead Redemption 2 Trailer Breakdown Analysis

Red Dead Redemption 2 Trailer Breakdown Analysis

The time has come and here we have the debut trailer of Red Dead Redemption 2 released today by Rockstar Games. Together with the debut trailer, Sony announced a partnership with Rockstar Games specifying that the whole trailer was captured on PlayStation 4 and that the PS4 users will get first access to earn select online content in the vast open world of Red Dead Redemption 2. With that said and this gorgeous shot of the world we will soon live and breathe, let’s move forward into our analysis. By showing the huge field of view of this world, from the elks in the foreground to the water who reflect the clouds and the far, far away trees, this shot is showing us what Rockstar pulled off developing Red Dead Redemption 2 directly on the current gen console, PS4 and Xbox One. Compared to GTA 5, here everything looks better, more detailed and beautiful. Again reflections, lights and details are the main protagonist of this scene – together with the animals: sheep or goats and pigs in the pen, while on the bottom left there is a raccoon and under the fence, what looks like a rat. One thing that is important to remember by the way, is that this is still a teaser trailer. Graphically speaking, what we’re seeing could have been enhanced to make everything look slightly better. Something like this was also done with GTA 5 with areas in the world of Los Santos and Blaine County that were shown more detailed in the trailers and less in the game – and even that trailer was technically captured on console. This scene definitely shows something new in the Red Dead world: the interaction between animals. Except for specific moments tied to a couple of story missions, in Red Dead Redemption all animals were unconscious of the other species nearby. Here instead we can see a coyote capturing a squirrel near a small pond in the forest. This doesn’t mean that for sure in the new Red Dead animals will act as predators and prey between them, but the trailer is certainly suggesting it. In the past months, a map was published on internet and is allegedly tied to Red Dead Redemption 2. Technically this shot can be used in some way to prove if the map is totally false or plausible and right now, we don’t feel comfortable in saying yes or no. The valley is the same as shown in the second scene of the trailer. The river that moves through two big mountains – while birds are flying in the sky – could be the area shown in Big Valley or Roanoke Ridge. Let’s be super clear, could be, the definition of the map surely isn’t great and some names honestly don’t make any sense, but hey, after failing miserably for saying that the game will never be called Red Dead Redemption 2, let’s say: never say never. A one man camp with a small tent, a horse on the left and a fire in the middle near a riverwalk. An astonishing sky and a world that reacts realistically to the wind. Coming soon to Red Dead Redemption 2. A hunter moving along a fence with the prey placed on the horse. This could be an action tied to specific peds or even an evolution of the hunting and trading system from Red Dead Redemption. With big snowy mountains in the background and a couple of Robins over the fence, we can also see a classic prairie house near a windmill. Two men on a canoe in the river. The man in the front is a cowboy, while the one in the back with the oar in the hands, is a native-indian. On the branch of the tree in the foreground, we can see an indian artifact created with wood, feather, rope and more. This clearly hints at the fact that the indian culture will be analyzed more in the new Red Dead than it was in Red Dead Redemption – this strengthen the idea that RDR2 will be a prequel because Redemption was set in a time period were the Indian culture was repressed by the US military. An epic scene showing how the civilization is moving towards the perfection of the wild nature, but technically also a nice way for Rockstar to hint at the timing of this new adventure. Buffalo or American bison, in the United States were declared near-extinction around 1890. In Red Dead Redemption, after unlocking the last area of the map – the Great Plains – the player can find the last hoard of bison moving along the plain and if he kills them all, the “Manifest Destiny” achievement/trophy will popup saying that you “Killed the last buffalo in the Great Plains in Single Player.” Long story short, yes, after seeing that there are still herds of buffalo and a steam-train moving along the plain, we feel pretty confident in saying that this game is a prequel to Red Dead Redemption. From the great nature, to the first villages or city. The city is still under construction and it’s located at the foot of an high mountain. An entire building is under construction on the left, while a guy is moving with a wooden beam on his shoulder on the right. A stage coach moves along the screen unveiling Worth’s, General store. The store is named after what is probably the owner, J. Worth as we can see in the very first frames of this scene. The level of details in this shot is incredible, from the straws, to the merchandise all over the place. While there are a lot of lanterns placed on the beams of the shop, what we can see here is that on the right we can see a streetlight. This technically indicates that historically speaking the title is not set before 1880 because the electrical streetlights in the USA were firstly introduced in the city of Wabash, Indiana, on March 31st, 1880. So, could this title be a prequel of the events of Red Dead Redemption? Considering the fact that Marston’s adventure was set in 1911 and that he retired from the outlaw lifestyle in 1906, after being shot in a failed robbery and left to die by his comrades in arms Red Dead Redemption 2 is likely to be set after 1890, but before 1905. Obviously all of this is not confirmed by Rockstar Games, but only assumptions made by us, so take it with a grain of salt. Here we can see a well-armed cowboy with a bandana on his face, preparing himself to move the cattle. The level of details inside the barn is astonishing, the light effect marvelous and the animations smoother as ever. Surely not a well-maintained city the one shown here. In the foreground we can see the carcass of a wolf attacked by a group of vultures and a dog, with mange, barking at them – while one vulture moves towards the dog. Again, there’s a direct interaction between animals of different species. The great thing about this shot is the level of details on the dog and the mud, with the last one splashing and dropping from the dog’s fur. On the left we can see a burned down building – we can even say that the fire is not even suppressed yet thanks to the white smoke and the sparks ascending to the roof. Again here on the right of the scene we can see three streetlights, the first two with the light on it, the last one without but with the lamp placed over the door on the nearby building. A windmill in the middle of an oilfield with a various extraction towers on the left burning. The area resembles a little bit of the area of Plainview in Red Dead Redemption, but here instead there are a lot more towers and even a factory on the far right – which looks like is working the oil. This is maybe a different shot of the same place shown before, with the difference that the guy who was on his horse before, is now on his feet with his rifle in the hand and a bandana on his face, watching at the fire from right to left. Just like the teaser trailer of GTA 5 where we saw Michael shown from behind for the first time, now we are probably seeing the main character of Red Dead Redemption 2. We already saw him in previous scenes, but this is the one where we can see him closely. One aspect we have not analyze yet is the voice that we can hear during the trailer. Listen to me … When the time comes … You gotta run and don’t look back … This is over. If we make another comparison between the teaser trailer of GTA 5 and this trailer, the voice we heard in the first video was the voice of Michael, one of the main character of GTA 5. Why did I move here? I guess it was the weather. With that said, the voice we hear in this teaser trailer could be the voice of the main character – or the voice of someone speaking to the main character or somebody else. Again, there’s really not much that can be given as fact. And here we can see the magnificent seven moving with their guns in their hands ready to attack or rob something. Is this the same posse shown in the images by Rockstar Games? Well, some of them surely are similar to the outlines shown in the artwork, like the guy on the far left – others seems to not fit. For example in the shot the only one with a big coat is the guy in the middle of the posse, but his hat doesn’t look like the same shown in the artwork. The native-indian guy who was the one on the far right of the artwork without a hat, here instead wears a bowler hat and the guy wearing a yellow shirt, well… it doesn’t look like a dude. So, is this the same posse we’ve talked about in the past days? Yeah, almost surely it is. Did we understand who the hell these seven guys even are? No, not at all. So, in conclusion, has this teaser trailer answered to some of the many questions we had in the past few days? Honestly, no, it didn’t even get close to one of them. All we had is a great video showing a fantastic world with an astonishing level of details. Now we have to wait to have some answers, maybe we will receive some screenshots or the next time we will talk about RDR2 will be with the very first previews. In the meantime, what you can do, is going back to the world of Red Dead Redemption with the Xbox One Backwards Compatibility, and soon on PlayStation Now, as announced by Sony today. And that makes to the end of this analysis video. Thank you all very much for watching from me, Gtamen and the GTA Series Videos Crew and we hope to see you next time.

Comments (97)

  1. I'm a PS4 player but exclusives, especially in online just shouldn't be a thing in 2017

  2. What if another undead nightmare comes out?!?!?!??!

  3. +GTA Series Videos You're humble (2:15). That's a good trait!

  4. What if you play as uncle? Sort of looks like a younger version of him…

  5. I hope I'll see Seth Briars in this game!

  6. it's probably john marstons posse when they robbed banks and stuff

  7. this is how you make an analysis .. Keep up the good work guys.

  8. I hope this comes for pc.If it doesn't then rockstar is themselves losing their money.

  9. I hope it comes to pc.If it doesn't rockstar is not going to get that much money.

  10. I like the video. Good analysis as always. Just one suggestion, it could have just been my Shit audio but turn the background music down a slight bit next time. Just made it hard to hear you sometimes, but that's a small nitpick. Keep up the good work

  11. I like this kind of videos of discussing abt trailers and/or pictures of a game.

  12. if this was ubisotf the game woud be like red dead revolver

  13. Honey badger maybe eating a small bird.

  14. On your point about animals not being conscious of other animals in their surroundings; I was playing today and I saw coyotes attacking a rabbit. So there is definitely an eco-system of sorts. Predatory animals will attack other animals in the original Redemption game it seems.

  15. What if it took pl,ace in 1885 and you meet a kid named "Clint Eastwood" who wears a metal plate under his poncho

  16. bro I got ad block and it doesn't work FUUUUUCK IM MAD NOW

  17. the redemption 1 teaser was narrated by Marshall Johnson so the person narrating this trailer isn't necessarily the main character

  18. Thank you for the analysis! Next time, can you watch the background music volume compared to your voice? It was difficult to hear off and on.


  19. I want this on PC so badly…

  20. it looks amazing but it didnt show shit and now we will have to wait until april for another trailer

  21. Has anyone noticed that there are Michael and Trevor were sitting in that horse carriage ?

  22. 'Listen When The Time Comes, You're Gonna Run 'N' Don't Look Back.'

  23. the voice sounds like dutch somewhat

  24. you said that wrong its native americans not indians as a native American myself i dont like being called indian

  25. you speak very fast

  26. will it have first person like the one from gtav???

  27. that hunter is uncle

  28. "Shit. I can't hear you big man. It's the wind. Speak up next time."

  29. they guy speaking is 90% scandinavian or dutch.


  30. Quality videos every upload great vid

  31. in the first red dead wolves attacked bears

  32. Thank you for sticking to the facts. You're not like some other YouTubers who make a video that could have been 1 minute, but instead are 20.
    Also, I've never heard your voice before.

  33. This game should have a great physics engine like GTA IV or the original Red Dead Redemption. The reason GTA V had so many limitations was because it was built to be released on both last gen, current gen and PC. The elimination of PS3 and Xbox 360 allow for some great focus on these things.

  34. I wouldn't use Wikipedia as a source

  35. Anyone know the name of the song playing in the background?

  36. you missed the horses ballsack

  37. Where is Gary7 MT?

  38. So will your channel name change to Red Dead Redemption Videos or Rockstar Games Videos, or remain the same as it is?

  39. Play undertale pweeaase!!!!

  40. I really believe that it gonna be about Jack Marston.

  41. Actually GTA5 still looks exactly like in the trailer. I play it almost every day

  42. As someone who actually had RDRevolver on PS2, I don't see the deal with the annoyance of the title since RDRevolver was not made by Rockstar, was not open world, had an entirely different tone and was even kinda supernatural. Rockstar doesn't need to acknowledge RDRevolver since it is an entirely different game not canon in their universe.

  43. if this is on pswhore I wonder how it looks like on pc

  44. Well Rockstar need to make a PC version of this Game or………..

  45. wen they gonna make bully 2

  46. can u make gta 5 PC. redux walkthrough

  47. Maybe all the characters in the gang/pose are customizable?

  48. AHEM *GTA series videos

  49. Garry7MT.We.Want.Him.Back.

  50. What accent is that? A danish accent?

  51. Please check out our own analysis of the RDR2 trailer! We're trying to update the community from the view of longtime fans of RDR! We intend on following all the updates as they come out!

  52. i want it to be a prequel so that John marston is still alive. even if he isn't in the game, he'll be alive…..I MISS HIM


  54. It's just…. That guy MUST BE a Marston! Likely John, I know it! He has the same kinda attitude, shape, lenght, stuff like that!

  55. Nobody remembered bears and wolves attacking each other? Animals react a lot in R.D.R.

  56. I am so sick of exclusives.

  57. Fuck Red Dead Redemption, game is overrated and complete shit

  58. Are you going to play some of the older GTA games on your channel, and can you consider doing the side missions for GTA Chinatown Wars with cutscenes?

  59. So Red Dead Redemption 2 will be before 1911, am I right..?

  60. I thought this channel was called GTA Series Videos

  61. 3:02 A Native Indian? You mean a Native American.

  62. I feel like the Story will kinda be like gta The main Character gets betrayed by his gang And he goes after them or The Main Character and His Gang try to Survive the outlaw life

  63. Would be fun if the world map is the same as in GTA V, just a lot of decades earlier, since that river in the teaser's beginning strongly reminds me of a Fort Zancudo's nearby swamps and overall terrain.

  64. Just one detail though about the interaction between animals in the first Red Dead Redemption… I definitely witnessed interaction between two specials many times. Cougars chasing and bringing down deer, wolves attacking bears and even domestic dogs at settlements killing, not the regular vermin, but the domestic chickens there! Believe me I have been a RDR fanatic!

  65. Come sempre grazie per i sottotitoli in italiano! 🙂

  66. Finally a channel that is not click bait

  67. by the way guys who can guess the new name for money cards for Red Dead Online? one thing for sure, if u want that War Horse u better be ready to purchase 25$ card or spent 100 hours of playing.

  68. by the way guys who can guess the new name for money cards for Red Dead Online? one thing for sure, if u want that War Horse u better be ready to purchase 25$ card or spent 100 hours of playing.

  69. Fuck yeah I am amazed only 20 dislikes not those fucking bossftw click """""MATHAFAKIN"""""baits.

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  71. Great Video Bro

  72. will red dead redemption have a first person view

  73. This is a Analysis, quick, good and on the point

  74. At 2:24 I always thought that kind of looks like the place beside the military base in GTA 5 but that's just my opinion.

  75. The voice kinda sounds like Dutch Van Der Linde

  76. i am not sure but that guy voice like Dutch

  77. Ok not looking to far into it but I wonder will some of the animals have young and be male or female? Some of the buffalo look bigger and darker while others looked smaller and lighter colored. I know this is just a small trailer to the game but just a curious thought. God this game needs to hurry up and get here

  78. Dude just search THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN music theme. Their theme cover somewhat matches to the seven guys riding on horse in this game. It was an old movie i guess.

  79. "Only reason to buy PS4"

  80. Just imagine if this game would be set in world war 1, at 1917 the us entered the war, and somehow jack became us army and fight in the western front…
    IF this game is a sequel…

    But if its a prequel, i want to play as all the former dutch gangs and i want to know the backstory of all the gang member, also i hope, one of the gang member was fought in the civil war and spanish-american war…and play as him

  81. GTAMEN is that you

  82. Got an idea for it(probably wont be tho since it says 1 protagonist): 2 characters: An outlaw and a lawnan. They will be the main boss of the game. At the end there will be a similiar scene such as in GTA V mission: Bury the hatchet. Trevor and Michael were aiming at each other. There was an angle where Trevor was on the left, Michael on the right and the camera in the middle. The sane scene would be the ending of that game: Outlaw on right, lawnan on left. The game tells you to press LT (shoot as the lawman) or press RT (shoot as the outlaw). If you would choose to kill the outlaw you would become the sheriff of the town.
    This would aroznd the end of the game. With the lawman (if u let him live) there would be maybe 10 more missions. As the outlaw maybe 5 more missions. Maybe even a 3rd character who is friend of both of them. He would be at both endings still be playable BUT if you kill the lawman, he would become a lawman later as well (the 3rd dude) and if u kill the outlaw the 3rd dude would still remain as an outlaw, taking over the place of the killed character. Whatever which ending you choose the 2 characters wont be friends anymore. Both ending could be canon endings unlike in gta v. There theres 1 real ending. The reason is for that is this: where u kill michael but Wei cheng+the fib will still want trevor and lamar could be killed by stretch. And if u kill trevor lanar could still get killed by stretch+ cheng kinda wants michael dead as well
    Let me know what u think about my idea about this game ending.

  83. 8:11 the fifth one is john marston. Who think so too

  84. Did anyone else see the baby buffalo?

  85. This narrator is fucking horrible, do not have him back on.

  86. Holy shit, it has been 1 year

  87. Didn't John have a daughter?

  88. I am here because rdr was release yesterday

  89. This video was in October 20, 2016. Like 2 years before this game came out

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