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Mister Pink

An Open Letter to Rockstar

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Mister Pink

Dear Rockstar,

 

We're all excited for RDR2. It looks amazing from the trailers! RDR2 is my most anticipated game this generation aside from Cyberpunk.

 

One thing I love about a new game is exploring it and discovering new gameplay elements, new parts of the map and little details. Lets call it the "new game factor" or NGF. This usually is most prominent in new IPs but that factor dies off with each iteration. For example, in GTA III,l stealing an ambulance after it being called out because you beat someone up was something surprising and new. In GTA V, it's not and it's not something worth mentioning. So when I say the New Game Factor or New Game Series declines after a while, it's because things like this aren't new anymore.

 

My point is to keep the NGF with RDR2, I made a vow that I would only watch the trailers so that when I play the game, all the new features will be new, kinda like playing RDR for the first time. This worked well with Fallout 4. I didn't spoil anything for me. The game was released 6 months after it was announced. Unfortunately, my excitement got the better of me and I watched an episode of Unlocked and found some info out about NPC interactions in RDR2. My curiosity and the length of time from announcement to release, it usually means that there are no surprises in a Rockstar game anymore.

 

OK, maybe I'm not a casual fan and I sought out more info than one needed. I guess I spoiled too much of GTA IV & V for myself leaving little-to-no surprises for me in a game series I've already put hundreds of hours in to. I take responsibility. I'm trying to change that. I'm not looking at any more RDR2 previews. But Rockstar can also not divulge so much about a game before it's released. Especially since it takes so long to release the game after it's announced, everyone picks it part so much.

 

It's really hard not to look at info as the game is announced as it doesn't come out for 2 years. Why not try Bethesda's model of announcing a game and then releasing it in 6 months? I know, easier said than done. But it can be done.

 

Please save some info for us fans to discover in the game. Don't spoil all the functions and features in the previews. I would love to be surprised again. I want that new game feel for RDR2. I don't want it to be too familiar because everything has been spoiled in previews and trailers. I then promise not to look at Mapping RDR2 topic :p

 

Thanks in advance! :D

 

PS: I know I'll be lambasted here. "Just don't look at the previews or trailers then" - OK but that's hard to do when you are waiting 2 years or 8 years (whatever way you want to look at it) for a game to release. Like I said, I do try my best to stay clear of gameplay spoilers. People burn out on games and series. I've had it happen to me and I've seen people on here being so disappointed when games don't meet their own sense of hype. They've left no surprises for themselves and knew everything about the game before it released then wonder why it's not as good as they hoped.

 

I'm just hoping Rockstar will meet us in the middle. Release the games quicker from an announcement. That's not to say rush a game. But stall the announcement until you know that you can definitely release it within 6 months.

 

:)

 

 

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Russtic

Just don't look at the previews or trailers then

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Paulsson94

I am not 100% sure but I guess the reasoning behind their marketing format now is that they attract more stockholders. So if they show that they have stuff coming out the coming years stockholders feel more confident in investing in Take-Two.

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The Time Ranger

The internet is a double edged sword. On one hand you can discuss games with people and have easy access to all the newest info, which can be great. On the other hand there can be information overload. It takes away from the exploration of a brand new game, too much of a good thing at times. There are some game features that I'd prefer to discover organically rather than hear about it during the marketing build up. I want spontaneity and genuine surprise so i'l be careful in what I read online.

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Inttelix

All of this happened with GTA3 and its sequels. Multiplayer, the ability to play online, the ability to get gang respect etc.

 

Of course a lot of things that will not be in the game is still announced as a feature. That is why Mister Pink is addressing this letter.

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FukNRekd

Dear Rockstar,

 

We're all excited for RDR2.

 

 

Uh....

 

 

No. "Everyone" is not excited about RDR2. Some of us are sick and tired of Cockstar's continued crappy customer service and habitual bad programming. Some of us will not buy RDR2 nor any other titles Cockstar comes out with.

 

Not another f*cking dime.

Edited by FukNRekd

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Jason

Rockstar announcing games years before release is a Take-Two issue if I had to guess. Take-Two don't have a lot of AAA studios and thus a relativly low output of big AAA games outside of their yearly franchises (WWE, NBA). I assume their shareholders may get a bit tetchy when they're going through a dry spell and nothing gets shareholders back on board like Rockstar announcing their latest game. If Take-Two had a more regular output of big games there would be less pressure on Rockstar to announce stuff before they're 100% sure they aren't going to delay it. Just a guess, anyway.

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Mister Pink

The internet is a double edged sword. On one hand you can discuss games with people and have easy access to all the newest info, which can be great. On the other hand there can be information overload. It takes away from the exploration of a brand new game, too much of a good thing at times. There are some game features that I'd prefer to discover organically rather than hear about it during the marketing build up. I want spontaneity and genuine surprise so i'l be careful in what I read online.

 

This is exactly what I'm talking about man.

 

 

Rockstar announcing games years before release is a Take-Two issue if I had to guess. Take-Two don't have a lot of AAA studios and thus a relativly low output of big AAA games outside of their yearly franchises (WWE, NBA). I assume their shareholders may get a bit tetchy when they're going through a dry spell and nothing gets shareholders back on board like Rockstar announcing their latest game. If Take-Two had a more regular output of big games there would be less pressure on Rockstar to announce stuff before they're 100% sure they aren't going to delay it. Just a guess, anyway.

 

Maybe you are right man. Makes sense what you said.

 

It's pretty unfortunate because when GTA V had it's the first trailer the graphics looked surprisingly great and fresh. By the time the game came out, I was already used to the graphics. Yes, they were still nice but the game ideally should release when it's still fresh while the wow factor is still there.

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Gummy 

To Mister Pink

 

Thank you for your letter. To comply, we will be releasing a large information dump for everyone in a few weeks or so to quench the information thirst, so that when you'll play the game, you'll have nothing new to discover!

 

Sincerly, Rockstar Games.

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hugh750

 

Dear Rockstar,

 

We're all excited for RDR2.

 

 

Uh....

 

 

No. "Everyone" is not excited about RDR2. Some of us are sick and tired of Cockstar's continued crappy customer service and habitual bad programming. Some of us will not buy RDR2 nor any other titles Cockstar comes out with.

 

Not another f*cking dime.

 

i've had good experiences with r*'s customer service and i loved rdr1 and i do plan on getting rdr2. :)

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woggleman

The only thing you can really do is stay out of the loop yourself. It's the age we live in and everything if affected.

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Doctor Holliday

This is a pretty weird request to make of Rockstar.

 

Also, as I'm sure you're aware, Rockstar DOES NOT CARE about our feedback. No one in the company will read your letter or - if they do - they'll just ignore it, but I applaud your effort.

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BUT THE BENZ

imagine mr. pink sitting in front of the TV saying "...DOESN'T LOOK LIKE ANYTHING TO ME..." all the time, while playing through RDR2!

I salute you dude, continue and stay strong!

PS: I gave in of course and watched all 3 trailers so far. read no previews or such, that's where I draw the line, but there was just NO WAY around those evil trailers!

Edited by BUT THE BENZ

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