We all know RDR2 will probably be delayed at LEAST one more time, and given that Benzo isn't around to clean up the coding like with the last one, i think another delay to spring 18 is to be expected.
What's the point of bringing arguments to the table when everything is already written in the big life's book according to you. Why do you even argue then ? Sit back and wait for the events to unfold. I am a big fan of Benz but let's be serious for a second ; putting GTAV / RDR2 success on 1 person only is plainly insulting for the thousands of artists and programmers who work/worked on those games.
Also you always ignore all the factors that can lead to such decisions. You want my real guess ? Rockstar is struggling to run RDR2 on current gen consoles literally , just like they struggled to make GTAV work on PS3/360.
They will probably use this time to optimize the game further for PS4 Pro / project Scorpio , trying to alleviate those problems. But you know , i'm just a simple beta tester. Maybe we live in a simulation just like GTAV and that the programmers above us are currently making me say this. Maybe everything is written already ! *sarcasm*
SP dlc. Was supposedly finished by 2015 and shelved according to Fun, Yan, and an hour plus of audio files including casino jobs from Lester, Hydra/sh*t tons of vehicles, Lowriders, pink slip racing, import/export jobs, more assassination missions... half of which were culled and retrofitted for GTAO.
Speculations. Even if you would be right , it's over now. They recycled most of these assets already for GTA Online , they made their decision and followed up with it since then. To this point , the content left to release is minimal and wouldn't justify a 15 - 20$ cost.
Hopefully. I will buy anything R* puts out, but if i could pick ONE thing to get for sure it would be a SP dlc. It would give them an opportunity to correct the horrible mess that is "the Chiliad mystery" for one, and two being the story for V felt too sparse. I would really love to see some further adventures involving MTF. Make ending C cannon, as that's what most people chose anyways, and then have the other two endings act as pre requisites for solving and earning the rewards to an expanded and fully functioning EE chain mystery hunt.
There we go. The real reason why you want a SP DLC is just because you aren't satisfied about Chiliad mural signification. Chiliad mystery is so elegant. A simple art form with a clear definition , using abstract art and symbology to make it cryptic. Even when the people have the answer straight in their face, they still can't believe it.
The main story line is a master piece in all form. If you don't agree with this you have serious arguments to find to convince me. I'll make it simple for you , name me one single game with a story line involving criminals with dialogues as good as GTAV.
The only problem with SP is the lack of challenge and the gameplay of the mission itself is somewhat lacking. Again i think that was their intent here. With GTAV they clearly tried to please the casual gamers as well as the hardcore gamers. That's why the main story line game play is so easy in itself. It's meant to convey the story line like a screen play.
If you want a challenge, you play GTA:Online and you make your own rules to add that difficulty yourself. That's why open world sandbox games are wonderful. You don't have to follow any plans , you can do the missions like you want to do them.
C is already the cannon ending , as shown by Chiliad mural. It's clearly the Classical Hollywood ending. The protagonists live happily together , the bad guys all die. The fact that you still refuse to acknowledge this after more than 3 years shows how much you live in complete denial about all those subjects.
Definition of Hollywood ending in English:
1A conventional ending in a film, typically regarded as sentimental or simplistic and often featuring an improbably positive outcome.
1.1 An improbably fortunate or happy outcome to a real-life situation.
‘his first 100 days as governor could still have a Hollywood ending’
‘Cliff and his parents had never been close, so we couldn't expect some sort of Hollywood ending’