Many games offer molotov cocktails as a quick and easy method to start a fire and fight enemies. While most might not notice anything about the bottles after setting the fire, one Red Dead Redemption 2 The player who took a closer look noticed how intricate details went into the in-game fire bottle animation.
Red Dead Redemption 2 has always impressed players with its attention to detail since its release. New discoveries are always being made in the game, showing how much effort has gone into creating the title, even though players haven’t noticed the small details for years.
One of these findings was shared by Veporyzer on the Red Dead Redemption subreddit. After throwing an incendiary bottle – aka a molotov cocktail – the player quickly switched to Red Dead Redemptionphoto mode, essentially allowing them to freeze time. From there, they can be seen moving the camera, revealing tiny shards of glass from the shattered bottle suspended in mid-air.
Impressively, the individual shards realistically refract light, allowing the player to look right through them to explode. The light warps as one would expect if they were looking at something through a piece of glass in the real world. That level of detail on a solid object in-game would be pretty impressive, but to find it in a shot like this that only shows onscreen for a fraction of a second is great.
It would have been easy enough for Rockstar Games to save money on something like this, and no one would have thought of the game less for that. While recent technological improvements and advancements in realism, like Valve’s liquid shader for Half-Life Alyx impressed many players, it is astounding to experience this level of detail in an animation that is only visible for a moment.
Tiny Red Dead Redemption 2 the details continue to impress even players who have spent hundreds of hours in the title. From the smallest details in Arthur Morgan’s eyes to noticing that Micah treats his horse badly, the game has continued to be recognized for its effort.
Fans of Rockstar Games titles have openly expressed hope in the comments that the next game it produces will get that level of detail. While the recent release GTA Remastered Trilogy has been received with harsh criticism for its many flaws, there are still high hopes in the community that Grand Theft Auto 6 will have as much effort as Red Dead Redemption 2 put it into it, and maybe push it even further with the power of next-generation gaming systems.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is out now on PC, PS4, Stadia, and Xbox One.
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