A weird possible Red Dead Redemption Leak has been dug up by a NeoGAF user a couple of days ago which indicated some major gameplay and story bits, giving us a hint about what the game is all about. The guy who wrote the following leak, named “reddeadinsider”, was not believed at the time (since this happened more than a year ago) and he later deleted his account.
This Red Dead Redemption 2 leak is down below for you to read it, if you don’t care about the potential spoilers and maybe find out a bit about the game’s mechanics. As it seems there will be a gang mechanic where you will have to recruit members to your posse and have them help you get through your missions. As the leak indicates there is also a building system like Fallout 4 where you will have to create your own ranch. Let’s see what the whole leak is about:
Lets see what I remember…
You play a gang leader named Arthur. The biggest change made to the game is you have a posse. If I remember correctly, the story kind of starts when you find out someone in your outlaw gang is a pinkerton spy. The pinkertons end up having you on the run through most of the game. You acquire lots of members of your gang such as John Marston, Abigail, little Jack, and others. The core mechanic of the game is having to maintain and continuously move your outlaw camp. When you go on a mission you will choose who to take with you, similar to mass effect or dragon age. The game spans five zones. A directive they keep getting is to make the environments more interactive like skyrim. Whatever that means.
*POTENTIAL END GAME STUFF*
There is kind of a game plus like like the last one had. You end up at Beechers Hope and switch control to John Marston. There are then lots of quests etc dealing with building up your ranch. You literally will do x And Z to build a gazebo. I heard someone designed a mini game where you help a mare give birth that had people laughing.
The last I heard, which was a few months ago, the game was kind of stuck in development hell of sorts. Then team kept remaking a vertical slice demo for the leaders of rockstar and they aren’t impressed… They didn’t find it different enough or innovative enough. Hopefully they got out of that rut.
I’ve also heard that since gta5 morale at rockstar SD had been bad. Long timers are quitting. Lots of turnover. Lots of frustration.
That’s all I can remember off hand.
If the leak is to be believed then Red Dead Redemption 2 had a lot of struggles to get into development. Since it got recently announced we expect that the formentioned hardships are over, if they ever existed in the first place. If you want some official news and expectations, you can see our Red Dead Redemption 2 Trailer Breakdown.