As of this week, we all know two issues about Pink Lifeless Redemption 2. One is that the sport is nearly definitely coming to PC, and the opposite is that Rockstar isn’t making any meaty single-player story DLC to accompany mentioned launch.
The Australian ratings board last week inadvertently teased a possible new launch for RDR2. The board rated it once more, one thing it’d solely do if there have been one other model of the sport incoming. And since there’s no DLC to repackage with the sport as a “Sport of the Yr Version,” the stability of chance swings within the course of a brand new port. We’ve contacted Rockstar to see if it’ll provide any touch upon that a technique or one other.
It’s removed from the one proof for an upcoming PC launch. Earlier this month the corporate launched its personal recreation launcher, one thing I posited is likely to be a vessel for an RDR PC launch — if solely as a result of that’s the one means throwing one more PC launcher in an already oversaturated market would possibly make sense. Dataminers additionally uncovered evidence of PC settings within the RDR2 companion app.
As for the DLC, two Rockstar workers confirmed to VG247 that they’re “100% targeted on On-line proper now,” principally killing hopes for a single-player spin-off. They insist they love single-player video games and RDR2‘s “completely huge story and equally huge epilogue are hopefully proof of that” — which actually looks like a coded means of claiming,”Actually, y’all nonetheless aren’t glad?”
Severe query: do we actually want single-player DLC for RDR2? With out that means to spoil something, that recreation’s story was wrapped up as tight as a burrito. There’s not likely room for a narrative DLC wherever, a minimum of nothing that may match with the primary recreation thematically.
When a narrative is that definitively completed as Pink Lifeless Redemption‘s is, the place is there to go? The primary recreation selected to spin a loopy alternate universe involving zombies, unicorns, and vengeful Aztec deities. Undead Nightmare clung to RDR‘s vestiges of grounded realism by the very suggestions of its fingers. A hypothetical Undead Nightmare 2 must allow them to go utterly to be bizarre sufficient to justify its personal existence.
And if you do this, what occurs? You turn out to be Saints Row 4, that’s what. And as a lot as I adored Saints Row 4 — how will you not love a recreation in which you’ll trip a velociraptor that sings “Rock the Dinosaur” — the sport’s solely resemblance to a Rockstar title is as a response to the query, “What would 40 Rockstar devs make in the event that they took speedball for a month and performed nothing however Crackdown?”