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Red Dead Redemption's Free Roam multiplayer exposed

If you haven't had enough of Red Dead Redemption's multiplayer after reading our preview today, we've got a little something extra for you: another one of Rockstar's videos with that chatty narrator, this time showing off the game's Free Roam mode.

Like in Grand Theft Auto IV's Free Mode,Free Roam enables groups of players to do pretty much whatever they want, using the entire game world as a vast playground/multiplayer lobby. Unlike in GTA IV, however, there's a little more structure for those who want it; players can form eight-man posses, the leader of which can direct them around the map using waypoints. It's also possible to pick fights with law enforcement, or to venture into hunting areas, wherein waves of animals will rush and attempt to kill you and your heavily armed friends.

Alternately, you could just turn on each other, get randomly violent or wander off on your own while you wait for the next game to start; Red Dead isn't going to force its rules on you, man. But there'll be plenty more options available to you than that. Hit the trailer to see it all for yourself.

Apr 8, 2010

7 comments

  • elpurplemonkey - April 9, 2010 8:58 p.m.

    It looks like an MMO in a good way. I enjoyed GTA4's multiplayer, but thought it a bit disjointed. Hopefully RDR will improve on that.
  • Stebsy - April 9, 2010 10:21 a.m.

    kinda looks like an MMO lolz
  • SoutheastSam - April 9, 2010 1:40 a.m.

    So does this mean we can do 4v4v4v4?
  • skynetiscoming - April 9, 2010 1:37 a.m.

    My keyboard is all sticky now. Looks like that "Reach Top Multiplayer Rank" trophy just got a lot more exciting :D
  • Ampatent - April 9, 2010 12:55 a.m.

    Can't wait, nuff said.
  • lovinmyps3 - April 8, 2010 11:51 p.m.

    That's so cool making a lobby just free-roam. I read about this in PTOM but the video real helps me see how awesome this is gonna be!!
  • speno93 - April 8, 2010 11:11 p.m.

    really like these videos. Multiplayer looks awesome, just a bit worried about how respawning will work.

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