Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption 2 launches in a matter of days, and we’re being inundated with info about what’s sure to be one of the most successful games of all time.
How long is the Story in Red Dead Redemption going to be?
According to a report from Vulture, Red Dead Redemption 2 is going to be even bigger than we thought, as it’s boasting 60 hours of main storyline gameplay – even after five hours have been cut.
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Rockstar’s Dan Houser has been dead-set on cutting out the filler content, telling Vulture: “we decided one of [the game’s love stories] didn’t work.
“They were never going to work technically or be quite slick enough, or they felt superfluous. We removed a mission on a train where you had to deal with bounty hunters, because it was fun at first, but then it wasn’t. This part of the process is always about compromise and horse trading. Everyone always loses bits of the game they love.”
Of course, such a huge game is going to have a huge script, with Houser confirming the game’s main storyline alone clocked in at around 2000 pages – that’s even before considering the extra dialogue and optional side quests.
The game reportedly has taken 2200 days of motion-capture work, with staff members working “‘100-hour weeks’ several times in 2018.”
And it seems that work hasn’t gone to waste, with the finished game containing 300,000 animations and 500,000 lines of dialogue. According to the report, “even the peds [Red Dead 2‘s non-playable characters] have 80-page scripts – each.”
The level of detail that’s been shown-off in preview footage and gameplay trailers hasn’t ceased to amaze, and fans can’t wait to get stuck into the latest offering from the masters behind such amazing titles as Grand Theft Auto.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is set to release on the Xbox One and PS4 on Oct. 26, will you be picking it up?