Rockstar Has Unused Ideas for ‘Red Dead Redemption’

Jan 3, 2011 by  

Unused Red Dead Redemption Ideas for Sequel

The immediate story of Red Dead Redemption may have ended firmly, but the saga of the West is certainly far from over. Having received tremendous praise from critics and fans alike, Red Dead Redemption took the popular sand box formula and brought it to one of the more interesting locales to date. Though the game existed as its own succinct story, Rockstar has revealed that they do have some ideas leftover that might be tied into a sequel or more DLC.

In an interview with Official PlayStation Magazine, Rockstar’s VP of Product Development Jeronimo Barrea started off by expressing the team’s delight at the positive reception Red Dead has received:

“[We're most pleased] either that huge numbers of people loved the game enough to play through to the end, and then encouraged friends to play it – we hope without spoiling the end for them – or at a more basic level… that we could convince that many people that they wanted to play a game about the Wild West.”

Though the Wild West didn’t work for everyone, the fact that the game slowly built a fan base further reinforces its appeal. As a singular story about redemption amidst criminals and lawmen, the tale of John Marston has seen everything from the border towns of Mexico to the rise of the undead.

While no more plans for DLC might signal the end for Marston’s story, that doesn’t mean Rockstar ran the well dry. When asked how much content was planned but never made it in, Barrea revealed:

“For all the games we work on, we have a massive number of ideas that [don't] make it in.”

Whether those ideas are being worked into some future DLC or if they are being kept for a sequel, there are sure to be a great number of gamers looking forward to returning to the West. After the success of Undead Nightmare, Red Dead Redemption has a whole world of possibilities out there to explore. Perhaps Marston could take on the extraterrestrial in a battle between Earth’s gunslingers and the ray guns of Mars. If only there was a movie with which they could tie this all in…

What are you more interested in: a Red Dead Redemption sequel or inventive DLC like Undead Nightmare? Or do you think Red Dead should exist as a singular experience?

Source: CVG

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  1. They should add dinosaurs with the next DLC. How terrifying/awesome would it be to be with your friends running away from a T-Rex while riding a velociraptor?
    Yeaaaaah…

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  2. RDR is truly inspiring game and I could not get enough of it with so much stuff you can go about in the game. It is surprising to know there were so many ideas that had not made their way in to the game!

  3. Red Dead was my favourite game of 2010, happy to hear they have plenty more of ideas kicking around the table.

  4. More DLC!

  5. red dead redemption : cowboys and aliens DLC.

    im waiting for this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Idk I really really really enjoyed RDR last year, I would hate to see them tarnish greatness with outlandish DLC. But I contradict myself because I loved Undead Nightmare. If at all possible a DLC is probably the safest route to please most fans.

  7. I just hope they keep churning out DLC while they develop the sequel. i’d hate to see all Red Dead content be shut down for the year or two that they’re making it.

  8. Red Dead Redemption was and still is my favorite game of all time. Yea they had some bugs here and there but overall, you got to say that they hit every aspect of the game that players have been dreaming about for like…ever lol.

    So far as ideas, i think they should try and make a pre-qual. Go as far back as when the Native Americans ruled North America and the landscape was untouched by man. Then the white man arrives and just go from there. Tell the story of how the Wild West came about. I think that would be not only a great story, but a fantastic game seeing how its almost the exact same thing as Red Dead Redemption but even better…just a thought though.

  9. continue it wtth jack’s story and do not kill him at the end, and make him as a 30 year old jack and give him a fimly with kids and a wife and a dog. put more buildings on beechers hope into a ranch, put seasons in there too like winter please use these ideas.

  10. While I would love more DLC to keep me enthralled with the current Red Dead experience, they should definitely keep their best ideas for a sequal, whether it’s Red Dead Rebellion or Red Dead Revolution. There is still tons of potential left for the current game, but even more for the series as a whole.

    Long live Red Dead!

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