Given how secretive Rockstar Games is when it comes to the studio’s titles, it’s no secret that no (believable) leak regarding Red Dead Redemption 2 has been making the rounds. The studio usually controls the flow of information regarding its games, which means we get a few bits and pieces here and there when the studio feels like it.
While we already know that the Red Dead Redemption 2 story is a prequel, and revolves around Arthur Morgan, Rockstar has opened up about it even more in an exclusive with The Hollywood Reporter. Rockstar San Diego Art Director Josh Bass, and Rockstar North Director of Art Aaron Garbut shared a few pertinent details regarding Red Dead Redemption 2’s story, which you can read below.
In Red Dead Redemption 2 you get to see that gang, including (John) Marston, at the peak of their notoriety and at the very moment things begin to fall apart. This story focuses on Arthur Morgan, Dutch’s most trusted enforcer. Adopted into the gang by the Dutch when he was a young boy, Arthur considers the gang to be his family — Dutch has given his life some much‐needed purpose, and the gang has served as the one positive and constant in Arthur’s life.
Things are changing — there’s not much room in a rapidly modernizing world for the gang’s way of life. Through Arthur’s eyes, you see events begin to take a toll on the gang as they are forced to flee across America, while at the same time, Dutch’s hold on the gang begins to slip – Josh Bass
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