The authors of the scientific work also noted that those who chose the role of a naturalist in the online action mode did the best with the tasks.
A British biology teacher under the nickname SaiRookwood told about the joint research with colleagues on Reddit. He also attached a link to the full study, which appears to have been produced by faculty from the University of Exeter and Truro College in the UK.
The authors of the scientific work wanted to find out if popular high-budget games like Red Dead Redemption 2 can become educational and teach players something. For the study, they drew up a test that 586 participants from 55 countries took. Of the 586 people tested in RDR2, 444 people played. The researchers noted that the participants were predominantly young people between the ages of 18 and 34, which, they say, matches the demographics of US players.
The authors of the study emphasized that those who played RDR2 relatively recently, spent more hours in the game, or those who chose the role of a naturalist in RDR Online, who must study rare animals, photograph them and obtain samples in order to receive awards, passed the test. blood without killing animals.
In conclusion, the teachers noted that high-budget games like RDR2 can still be used for educational purposes since in them the player can explore dynamic and most believable worlds. However, the teachers added that they do not recommend playing such games for people under the age of 18.