Red Dead Redemption 2’s PC version will introduce an all-new photo mode, according to a new preview from IGN. Similar to other photo modes in gaming, this will have a free-roam camera and multiple controls to allow you to take the best screenshots you can.
Unfortunately, this might mean that we won’t see a Rockstar Editor for a while – if ever – but at least we can take some nice pictures while we wait in glorious 4K or even up to 8K (which is what the PC version supports).
- Orbit – Allows the player to move the camera with the focus specifically on the main character
- Free cam – The player can also fully detach the camera from the main character, so can move it freely (limited to a short distance away from the player character) around the environment
- Other Camera options – Camera manipulation options includes Zoom, Roll, and different lens apertures to choose from
- Focus Distance – Determines where the camera view focuses, allowing for the focus to be pulled in very close to blur distant objects, or pushed out to focus on far away objects
- Blur Strength – Determines how blurry objects outside the Focus Distance are
- Exposure – Artificially raise or lower the exposure, brightening or darkening the scene
- Exposure Lock – Lock the exposure to its current level ‐ useful for adjusting the camera angle without changing the lighting conditions
- Contrast – Adjust the brightness (between light and dark elements of the image
- Filter/ Filter Intensity – Apply a wide range of filters and gels from the traditional period authentic photographic processes such as Tintype and Daguerreotype as well as more modern in game filters and effects with options to adjust the intensity (more or less transparent)
Post Photo Effects
- Once a photo is saved to a player’s Social Club gallery, the player can apply effects to photos taken from both Photo Mode, and the in‐game camera, such as various types of sticker images and preset text/words, as well as the option to add custom text in various fonts
It’ll be exciting to get our hands on this new tool, and see what it’s like when Red Dead Redemption 2 makes its PC debut on November 5th.