Rockstar Talks Red Dead Multiplayer
"The idea of a Mexican standoff-style multiplayer showdown just seemed like a unique idea and one that was perfectly suited to the personal and intimate nature of gunfights in Westerns," said Rockstar's Tom Shepard. "It's just a great way to kick off a multiplayer game, staring down the barrel of your gun at the enemy players, so we decided to try it out. Luckily for us, it was an instant hit with everyone as soon as we implemented it."
Meanwhile, different challenges will keep budding cowboys – and girls -busy for ages. "Outlaw challenges revolve around shootouts with law enforcement, or collecting the bounties of other players who've already taken on the Law," added Kris Roberts. "So gaining kill streaks while wanted, or earning high bounties on your own head will all come with their own benefits. In addition, this can actually turn into its own game. For example, if you ride into the town of Armadillo and start trouble with the law there, the first person with a bounty of $1000 dollars on their head will be denoted a Public Enemy, and suddenly everyone else in the game world will be offered this bonus if they are the person to take you down."
We still can't wait for May 21. Follow the link to read the full Red Dead Redemption multiplayer interview with Rockstar…