Red Dead Redemption 2 Mexico Map Models And Mini-Map Data Found In Game’s Files
Red Dead Redemption 2 doesn't feature a Mexico region, not counting the very small area that can be explored through a glitch, but it seems like data related to a bigger map is found inside the game's files.
GTAForums member VideoTech UK revealed a few hours ago that, included in the game's files, there are a lot of Mexico map models, including models used for some locations that appeared in Red Dead Redemption like Chuparosa. LOD textures have also been discovered.
First of all, it looks like most of the Mexico models are disabled in-game. "nvo_01.rpf" has most town models including Chuparosa, Aboounded Grave Yard and such. Please bear in mind these models appear to be LOD only, I don't think any HQ models exist.
Additionally, mini-map data is also available for these locations, so it seems like they could have been available for exploration.
there's also references to map region outlines in the minimap scaleform, unfortunately the actual outline graphics for them were deleted pic.twitter.com/NbIovjxQUe
— WildBrick142 (@WildBrick142) November 25, 2019
At this point, it's hard to say what was Rockstar Games' plan. While there is the chance that a Mexico map was to be included in the main game and later scrapped, it wouldn't make much sense to leave all this in the game files if there were no plans to use the data at some point. Now that the game is also available on PC, Rockstar Games could be expanding both Red Dead Redemption 2 and Red Dead Online with a brand new region to explore.
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