Expect to Spend at Least 65 Hours with Red Dead Redemption 2


Rockstar Games always avoid the limelight, and while hardcore fans might know the names of brothers Dan and Sam Houser the two have never even had a publicity picture taken together.

This news was revealed during a Vulture interview with Dan Houser, who gave an explanation for Rockstar's time-cutting decision. In the past, studios have received a backlash for this as their employees work gruelling hours with no overtime pay.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is out on October 26 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, although it's been a long time coming.

Rockstar Games' stream of content previews combined with the fact that the game appears to have a file size nearing 90GB indicates that there's plenty to do, but a new report puts a more exact value on the number of hours players can expect to spend on the game's story mode. Do you wish the extra five hours were kept in?

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From the Red Dead Redemption 2 trophy list we can see numerous challenges that look intriguing, such as the "Gold Rush" trophy which can only be unlocked when the player has earned 70 or more gold medals from storyline missions. Houser said that Rockstar Games cut out parts of the game that they felt were "superfluous" or otherwise didn't mesh well with the game.

Dead Eye is also back and will change as you play through the game.

The comment was made in relation to 5 hours of cut content regarding a second love interest for the game's protagonist, Arthur Morgan. The first Red Dead Redemption could be finished in under 13 hours.

Talking to Vulture, Houser said that the studio would consider making Red Dead Redemption 3 "if this one does well enough and we think we have other interesting things to say".