Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2 is still a few weeks from release, and one family was concerned their son – a massive RDR fan – wouldn’t live to see the launch…
Red Dead fan, Jurian, spoke to GamersNet to explain how his dad reached out to Rockstar to get some time with the game, after concerns Jurian’s health would deteriorate before the launch.
“Unfortunately, I am in the last weeks of my life. I am finished. Since 2004 I have been fighting a chronic rare disease called Neurofibromatosis Type 2.
“Where there are many ‘benign’ tumors in my body. I survived for a long time, but I’ve had enough of it now,” said Jurian [translated].
“As I was waiting in suspense for Red Dead Redemption 2, my father got in touch with the publisher, if they had a copy earlier as an exception.
“Rockstar Netherlands wanted to give it but they were not allowed to, so they had contact with the head office, who quickly arranged something beautiful for me. At the end of the week, two employees of Rockstar Nederland came to my house and gave me a private demonstration of the game.
“After an afternoon of playing, they unfortunately took the game again.
“Since I recently read an article about a similar case with Nintendo, I wanted to tell you. Since Rockstar has also done something beautiful.”
Well done, Rockstar.
In case you were wondering, Jurian’s reference to Nintendo doing something similar for a terminally-ill fan refers to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Twitter user Chris Taylor (@SpookyWoobler) recently had his dreams come true when Nintendo granted him some time with its upcoming new Smash title, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
The game isn’t out until later this year, but Nintendo – along with some of the Smash and DMC communities – worked to bring Smash Ultimate to Taylor who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer.
Responding to a thread on Reddit, Taylor wrote: “No words can describe how thankful i am to the smash and DMC communities banding together and helping me.
“I hardly deserve it but you guys did all this and just the pure kindness brings me to tears, thank you so so so so so much.”