Screenshot Bags for ‘Red Dead Redemption 2″ Award at London Games Festival
It has been nearly four years since Red Dead Redemption II came out, and it remains one of the most technical achievements in all of gaming.
It is home to one of largest open worlds of any video game. Yet, it is so rich with detail that people continue to find new things in it. Red Dead has so many beautiful settings that it is not surprising that one of them was awarded the London Games Festival Virtual Photo Challenge.
London Games Festival describes it as “[celebrating] virtual photography, where creators can bring virtual worlds and videogame design to life.” You can choose from a beautiful landscape or intimate portrait, candid street or abstract architecture, historical to sci-fi fantasy, or even sci-fi fantasy.
The three types of game screenshots that could be entered were abstract, landscape, or portrait. The winning entry came from the last. Joe Menzies captured the screenshot, beating out entries from Ghostwire: Tokyo, Cyberpunk 2077 and Horizon Forbidden West. A gallery with over 20 other entries has been made available so that we all can bask in the polygonal glory.
The photo that won was chosen seems to be the best because of its composition and photo-realistic style. The shot features a single silhouetted cowboy riding on his horse in the desert with monoliths rising behind him. Amazingly, the shot looks great despite the fact technology and graphics has improved greatly over the years.
Virtual reality has many possibilities. It can make gaming more immersive. Horizon Zero Dawn VR mod is one example. It can also be revolutionary in terms of accessibility.
Developers have been trying to make the gaming experience more accessible in recent years. However, Reddit user SparkMyke posted a video (reposted to r/virtualreality by u/RememberMementoMori) from one man who has revealed that it’s actually a VR headset gifted to him by developer Valve that helped wholeheartedly transform his life.