Yesterday we told you about a leak that revealed alleged information about the arrival of a single-player DLC for Red Dead Redemption 2 and the development of a remake of the first chapter of the game by Rockstar. Unfortunately, everything was denied.
It was the same user of Reddit who had spread rumors in-person to reveal the truth and to have told of having invented it all as part of an experiment.
“It was an experiment that I always wanted to do about the diffusion of rumors on video games. I thought about it for a long time and I always wondered how I would do it, and then I saw that Red Dead Online was almost completely ignored, and so it represented the My starting point, so I thought that since there are a lot of references to aliens in the story of Red Dead Redemption 2 I could have started there, so I created a credible story by quoting “a friend of mine who works for Rockstar” (very original, right?) and I added some small details that I think would have made sense, like playing as Arthur. But I kept myself vague, to make room for speculation, and then I thought about what I wanted from a game DLC, and that I also wanted a remake of Red Dead Redemption with all the news of the second, and well, the rest is history “ declared the user, who then continued:
“Actually I expected to be ignored, but the next day I opened Reddit and saw that I had the longest list of notifications I had ever seen. I was really impressed with how my crap has spread so quickly.”
The news has actually been reported by several news sites and many content creators have also talked about it on their YouTube channels, so the user then decided to reveal the truth, to prevent people from creating too high expectations and it hurt us.