Rockstar Confirms No Character-Switching In Red Dead Redemption II, More Plot Details Revealed

GTA V’s biggest hook to its single-player campaign was the character switching system where you can switch between the three characters anytime, including during missions.Unless there’s a story reason preventing it.

However, for Rockstar’s next game, Red Dead Redemption II, there will be no character-switching. You will play as Arthur Morgan and Arthur Morgan alone.

Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter, Josh Bass, art director at Rockstar San Diego, has confirmed this is the case.

“Sticking with a single character felt more appropriate for the structure and narrative of a Western,” he said. “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.”

Rockstar has revealed the Van Der Linde Gang members, 23 people in total including Arthur and some returning faces from Red Dead Redemption.

Bass also gave more information of the plot of RDR II. Set 12 years before the first game, it chronicles the Van Der Linde gang at its peak and the struggles the outlaw outfit face in a rapidly modernising Wild West.

“Things are changing — there’s not much room in a rapidly modernizing world for the gang’s way of life,” Bass explained. “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.”

Red Dead Redemption II will be out on October 26th for the PS4 and Xbox One.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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