Red Dead Redemption 2 will only let you play as one protagonist
We tend to forget that the last major release from Rockstar Games was Grand Theft Auto V, which was five years ago. That game’s story arc was fascinating for the series as it revolved around three different protagonists which made the game feel fresh in a way. Though that won’t be the case for Red Dead Redemption 2.
Sticking to it’s roots the game will feature only one protagonist by the name of Arthur Morgan, who is a member of the Dutch Van der Linde Gang. Despite being labeled as a sequel the game acts as a prequel to the first Red Dead Redemption, set 12 years before the events of that game.
Josh Bass and Aaron Garbut, art directors at Rockstar San Diego and Rockstar North respectively sat down with The Hollywood Reporter to discuss why they chose the single protagonist as maybe fans were hoping for multiple protagonists like with Grand Theft Auto V.
“Sticking with a single character felt more appropriate for the structure and narrative of a western,” Bass explained. “Arthur lives with and fights alongside the other members of the Van der Linde gang, and they are a group of fully realized characters with relationships to each other and to Arthur, but this is Arthur’s story and we are placing players firmly in Arthur’s boots as he and the gang deal with a rapidly changing world. We think people will really love the feeling of being in the gang. It isn’t like anything we’ve done before.”
The Dutch Van der Linde Gang are set to play a major role in the game as maybe part of a larger adventure at play here. We’ll have to find out in due time on what exactly the plot of the game is. Comment below if you’re preordering Red Dead Redemption 2, set for release on October 26th for PS$ and Xbox One. Below is a trailer of the game showcasing it’s gameplay. If you liked this article why not share it on social media. In other news Civilization 6 is coming to the Nintendo Switch this November.