The Red Dead Redemption 2 Official Companion App

The Red Dead Redemption 2 Companion App connects directly with your PlayStation 4 or Xbox One as you play, delivering real-time interactive information to your smart device. Available for download on October 26th on both iOS and Android, you can pan and zoom the map, set waypoints or mark areas of interest with a tap on your screen, aiding your exploration and discovery throughout the expansive world of Red Dead Redemption 2.

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OB1Biker28d ago (Edited 28d ago )

That's awesome

RememberThe35727d ago

Right? I've never like, the idea of companion apps before but this is kinda cool.

ArchangelMike27d ago

I have never seen the point of companion apps that remove aspects of the HUD from the TV screen and transplants it on your phone. I mean, what's the point of removing the games on screen map from the 42" screen right in front of me, so that it can be transplanted on my 8" phone screen that's in my pocket?

chippychan27d ago

Agreed. Looking away from the TV screen to your phone sort of breaks the immersion for me. The last companion app I tried was for Fallout 4 and it was fun for a couple minutes before I realized the in-game pip-boy just felt more natural.

EazyC27d ago

Yes - but on the contrary, I'm going to try turning the mini map off and using the physical map!

Yes, this probably works far better in my head.

HICK27d ago

I actually did this with RDR and it was really cool. Made the whole experience that much better so you aren't just riding from waypoint to way point, but actually focusing on landmarks for navigation. I have since recommended it to other gamers and most have enjoyed this approach.

Jinger27d ago

The only companion apps I have liked were the ones that allowed me to alter my characters and such from the app when I'm not playing.

HICK27d ago

Well obviously it's not going to help you with your phone in your pocket. I have a Nyko (I think it's Nyko) attachment that mounts my phone to my DS4. I am really excited for this companion app as I always turn off all HUD in all games for various reasons. This will be a great way to still have some features available while not obstructing my TV view and cinematic experience.

JackBNimble27d ago

I believe that is the whole point of this app

HICK27d ago

also when you have an OLED tv you don't want to risk burn-in :)

RememberThe35727d ago

You turn off all HUD in all games? Bro your other level gamer.

HICK24d ago

@RememberThe357 ya some games learning curve leaps exponentially at first. You should have seen me playing Metro 2033 on survival mode on the hardest setting with no prompts, no HUD. Quite the experience. I love it though and enjoy starting games off on the hardest settings/no HUD.

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rdgneoz327d ago

"allowing you to completely remove the in-game HUD from your television should you choose"

Key part, "should you choose"... Its a choice and everyone loves more choices (most people?). Options and extras are always nice.

BrettAwesome26d ago

8" phone? That must be a bitch to fit in any pocket. Should have gotten a bigger tv instead

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V10Elit3x27d ago (Edited 27d ago )

Good! I want a Hud less experience. I always turn off crosshairs or HUD if the games allows for it, for maximum experience in singleplayer games!

1nsomniac27d ago

Oh wow, are these still a thing!?

jznrpg27d ago

Hm I usually don’t mess with these types of things because it takes my focus away from the screen. I will try it out but I doubt I’ll use it long

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