Rockstar Reveals Why It Cut Five Hours of Red Dead Redemption 2 Content

Rockstar Reveals Why It Cut Five Hours of Red Dead Redemption 2 Content

Arthur Morgan Was Set to Have Two Love Interests.

Rockstar's upcoming Red Dead Redemption 2 doesn't look like it's going to be light on content, but it will be missing around five hours of content, including second love interest for protagonist Arthur Morgan. According to Rockstar Games' co-founder, Dan Houser, this second romantic storyline just "didn't work".

Speaking to Vulture, Houser, Head Writer at Rockstar Games, explained why certain content in Red Dead Redemption 2 has been cut. This includes whole missions, as well as the planned second love interest. "...they were never going to work technically or be quite slick enough, or they felt superfluous," explained Houser. One cut mission was set on a train where the player had to deal with bounty hunters, which Houser says "was fun at first, but then it wasn’t."

Red Dead Redemption 2 is by no means the only game to have content cut in the run up to release day. Houser adds that "this part of the process is always about compromise and horse trading. Everyone always loses bits of the game they love.”

Red Dead Redemption 2 will launch as a single-player game, but will be bolstered by a complete online experience in the shape of Red Dead Online. This online component of the game is due to enter Beta in November.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is due for release on Xbox One and PS4 on October 26. Get more info over on our Red Dead Redemption 2 guide page or look at our list of eight cool things you didn't know about Red Dead 2.

Tom Orry

Audience Development Manager, Gamer Network

Tom started life on a circus in Australia before his family moved to the UK. His love of gaming started soon after, which essentially meant he bought every video game magazine available and worked numerous part-time jobs as a child in order to afford costly N64 games. He created UK site VideoGamer.com, of which he was the Editor for over a decade. He now doesn't like circuses.

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