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Red Dead Redemption 2 fans make a petition for Rockstar

Red Dead Redemption 2 is an incredible game with immersive mechanics and a well-written story. Unfortunately, as with all great stories, it eventually has an ending point. It's only natural that there would be fans out there who want to see more adventures involving Red Dead Redemption 2's Arthur Morgan and the gang. 

To that end, a Red Dead Redemption fan has started a petition for Rockstar Games to add single player DLC expansions to Red Dead Redemption 2. What's interesting is that the petition seems to have been started around a year ago. However, the number of signatures has recently jumped up considerably — by at least a few hundred signatures. As of this writing, over 500 people have signed, meaning there's definitely an increased interest from fans. Even better for Rockstar, it seems that fans are more than happy to pay for new content.

"Let's get our voices heard. We want Red Dead Redemption 2 Single player DLCs," reads the description on the petition. "It doesn't have to be free."

Several fans have weighed in on the cause in the comments on the petition. Some have even offered ideas of what the DLC could entail.

"The DLC content doesn't even have to be about the main characters from RDR2's [story mode] if it somehow impacts plans for, let's say an RDR3," writes one commenter. "Rockstar could essentially do what they did with GTA 4, adding two alternate stories that take place on the same map (The Ballad of Gay Tony/The Lost & Damned). Just make new interesting characters in the same open world with a great story to tell."

This idea was echoed by another commenter, who wrote, "I'd prefer [single player] content over online play in RDR2. The online isn't for everyone, & there are those of us who'd rather see some of the other cast of characters fleshed out more in anticipation for a new entry in the series."

There also appears to be a great deal of criticism leveled toward Red Dead Online. Many of the commenters on the page openly express their disdain for Red Dead Online. Others seem to be of the opinion that Rockstar Games would better serve its customers by focusing on creating new content for Red Dead Redemption 2 outside of Red Dead Online.

It's understandable why some people are fed up with Red Dead Online. After all, the game is unfortunately infested with all kinds of modders and hackers. Though Rockstar puts a good amount of effort into curbing the spread of unsportsmanlike players, the company has unfortunately had its hands full with other hackers in recent weeks. 

When the Epic Games Store gave away Grand Theft Auto 5 for free a few weeks ago, it basically opened the floodgates for some of the most insane hacks we've ever seen. These hacks even began to infect Grand Theft Auto 5's single-player story mode, so Rockstar probably had to divert quite a few resources to try to get that all under control.

Its worth noting that there's a very good chance that any DLC plans for Red Dead Redemption 2 (if there ever are any) are pretty far away at this point, especially if recent Red Dead rumors are to be believed. According to a reported info leak, Rockstar Games may currently be secretly working on a remake or remaster of the original Red Dead RedemptionThis remake would supposedly include elements of RDR2, like hunting and fishing, while also giving the game a handsome graphical facelift and even some newly recorded voice acting. 

Red Dead Redemption 2 isn't the first Rockstar title for which fans have wanted to see single player DLC. Fans have been clamoring for Grand Theft Auto 5 story DLCs since the game's release in 2013. Though it's one of the best-selling games of all time, it still hasn't received any content updates outside of Grand Theft Auto Online. 

There were plans at one point to add a few story updates, including a DLC that pitted players against a zombie apocalypse (similar to Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare). However, these never came to pass. It simply proved to be more fruitful in the long run for Rockstar Games to continue focusing on improving and expanding Grand Theft Auto Online

The same is likely true for Red Dead Redemption 2 and Red Dead Online, but fans can still dream. Considering the fact that Rockstar's parent company Take-Two Interactive has over 90 games planned for the next five years, it wouldn't be a surprise to see something new from the Red Dead franchise in the near future.