Red Dead Redemption II
everything has a price
What constitutes a complete game experience? We ask because there’s been some concern over Red Dead Redemption II and its reveal of several special-edition packages, two of which come with additional story mode content: Bank Robbery Mission and Gang Hangout.
When it comes to Rockstar games, we’re pretty ravenous. We want to see and experience every facet of its game worlds because they are often so rich and entertaining, so if the idea of missing out on two story missions because you didn’t want to pay an additional £20 for them concerns you, we sympathise.
Rockstar has since clarified on Twitter that the content in question “are side activities created specifically for that edition and are not part of the main story.” So they are not crucial parts of the plot that you’ll be missing out on, but by their description as a gang hideout assault and bank robbery, we can’t help but feel we’ll be missing out on some classic Red Dead action unless we plump for the Special or Ultimate Editions of the game. We would hope that in time these missions will be made available to all, but for the moment it looks like they’ll be locked behind a paywall. Disappointing, but at least there will be plenty of other things to do in the game.