One of the many things to come out of recent preview is that horse testicles in Red Dead Redemption 2 will grow and shrink depending on the weather. Now, with Rockstar announcing that around 200 species of animal will roam different parts of the game’s open world, I’m wondering that applies to deer and bison as well…
Rockstar paint a fascinating picture of this ecosystem, with herds of animals living on the plains as wolf packs try to find the weak and feed. Salmon will eternally try to get upstream while geese fly in formations and squirrels will vanish up trees if they spot you too near.
Of course, humans are at the top of the food chain, with hunting and fishing set to be key activities as you try to survive. You’ve obviously got fishing, but for hunting you’ll need to track animals, try and stay down wind of them, place your shot and then butcher the animal afterwards to take the resources back to town and sell.
Your horse will be your companion through this, with 19 different breeds, tons of customisation options, their pack to carry your gear, and the aforementioned shrinking testicles.
Red Dead Redemption 2 will be out for PS4 and Xbox One on 26th October.