Yesterday, new information was revealed regarding some of the cut content for the 2018 sequel/prequel to Rockstar Games’ western action-adventure, Red Dead Redemption. In an interview between Gamespot and the voice actors Roger Clark and Benjamin Byron Davis, who voiced Arthur Morgan and Dutch Van Der Linde respectively, the voice actors revealed new information regarding a mission that was cut from the final product. While the interview doesn’t fully reveal every piece of content that was cut, it does give players a peek at the five hours’ worth of content that was removed from Red Dead Redemption 2.
During the interview, voice actor Roger Clark revealed that one of the cut missions involved his character Arthur Morgan and Davis’ character Dutch. Roger Clark stated that “There was one that got cut that was kind of fun where we take out some Boston bounty hunters on a train,”. Unfortunately, no backstory or context was given about what the mission’s main objective was or where it took place. In the interview, Benjamin Davis revealed his opinion on the mission, stating that he really enjoyed working on it and that he hated “…that that got cut.”
While the reason why the mission was cut wasn’t fully revealed, Davis implied that the content was either not completely developed, or was unable to meet the standards of Rockstar, stating that “It got cut because I guess they couldn’t get it up to snuff.” This can be supported by Clark’s statement that “you’ve got to be willing to kill your babies. You can’t put everything in,.” implying that Rockstar was willing to remove content if it didn’t meet the studio standards. While not much more was elaborated on regarding the five hours worth of cut content, Benjamin Davis implied that fans missed out on a lot of amazing content stating that “The amount of good things that they let go of is … well, that’s too much information.”