Studies have found that RDR2 players actually learn about wildlife

Posse up, Red Dead Redemption 2 players. The results are there and science says that if you know your sturgeon from your steelhead trout, you might have a very detailed Rockstar cowboy to thank. Published research studies have found that RDR2 players, especially those who have played recently, are more likely to visually identify the 15 different animal species that appear in the game. The statistical results are interesting on their own, but the coolest are the anecdotes players shared during the study about things they believe they learned from all the RDR2 simulated wildlife.