RDR2 Actors Discuss Content That Was Cut From The Game

Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption 2 became an instant hit when it launched back in 2018. The follow-up to one of the company’s biggest games didn’t disappoint, with its heavy-shitting storyline and unbelievably impressive visuals.

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Nearly two years on from launch, RDR2 actors Roger Clarke and Benjamin Byron Davis have opened up about content that was cut from the game, and what working with Rockstar is really like.

In an interview with Gamespot, Davis (who played Dutch) and Clarke (who played Arthur Morgan) said that Rockstar is pretty ruthless when it comes to scrapping scenes that just aren’t working, which explains why the company is renowned for its phenomenal games.

Clarke told the publication: “There was one that got cut that was kind of fun where we take out some Boston bounty hunters on a train.”

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Davis added: “We spent a lot of time on that. That was going to be … oh, I hate that that got cut. It got cut because I guess they couldn’t get it up to snuff.”

According to Clarke, Rockstar doesn’t mess around when it comes to deciding what can – and can’t – make it into the final product.

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“That’s the thing–you’ve got to be willing to kill your babies. You can’t put everything in,” Clarke said of the cut content.

The interview implies there was more removed than just that one scene though. Davis said: “When you’re working with Rockstar, you really never need to worry. Because anything that doesn’t work, they don’t use it,

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“The amount of good things that they let go of is … well, that’s too much information.”

Maybe one day we’ll get to see the scrapped scenes from Red Dead Redemption 2, though it’s probably just wishful thinking.

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