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Ready for a gameplay trailer? Sounds like it could be coming soon. Rumor has it, Rockstar actually attended E3 in secret and showed some gameplay to a select group of press. Very hush hush in a conference room. Sources are easily found online.  We could have a trailer or some reactions from press by the end of June or early July. Your thoughts? 

 

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I don't get this. Why would they bother? I figured if they were going to show there, it would be to showcase the game to gain interests and get people excited. To do a closed curtain event for "certain people" just doesn't sound like something they would do. When they show anything, they like showing it well off.

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38 minutes ago, RON said:

I don't get this. Why would they bother? I figured if they were going to show there, it would be to showcase the game to gain interests and get people excited. To do a closed curtain event for "certain people" just doesn't sound like something they would do. When they show anything, they like showing it well off.

T2 showed up to E3 and showcased no games -Just a relaxing environment. Rockstar famously doesn’t bother with gaming events and invited a select group of press to view the 45 minute demo in May. The lord works in mysterious ways.

I think this sounds exactly like something they’d do. They don’t share the spotlight. E3 would have been an opportunity to have a lot of press all in one place. And then have them write their reactions in a few weeks. 

Rockstar’s last title is the most profitable piece of entertainment in history, I don’t think they’re worried about they’re next one getting enough interest. 

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Though the general public didn’t get to see any of it, Red Dead Redemption 2 was actually there at E3 – just in a restricted capacity.

E3 2018 brought back a trend that was missing these past few years in that several games that were announced had behind-closed-doors demos, available only to select members of the press.

Thing is, Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2 demo was done in such a secretive manner that even some of the most prestigious sites only learned of it by accident.

It is said that there was a relatively small room to which only a very small selection of journalists were admitted where the demo was presented. Reporters form Eurogamer and Ars Technica both confirmed the existence of The Room™.

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As far as the general public was concerned, Take-Two played a power-stunt at E3 this year with a huge, luxurious booth that had precisely zero marketing purpose. It was a massive expenditure with no direct profit value and amounted to the company flaunting how much money Red Dead Redemption 2 will earn them later in the year.

Rockstar Games provided a press demo during an event in Edinburgh earlier this year which resulted in some of the first gameplay details being revealed about the game.

After that, the marketing machine finally picked up and we started getting somewhat more official info, including the reveal of the game’s many special editions.

If we were to look at how Rockstar marketed their previous games, then a new trailer showing gameplay should be imminent. A similar publicity model has been followed ever since Red Dead Redemption, with L.A. Noire and Grand Theft Auto 5 following it too. Based on how things went for GTA 5, we should be getting a new trailer in July.

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The fact that some digital pre-order bonuses are also expiring on the 31st of July dictates that some kind of marketing move will be played before then to push those pre-orders harder.

In today’s AAA industry, pre-orders are very important for companies as a way to gauge interest and project sales numbers. Pre-orders also help retailers estimate how much retail stock to order.

Red Dead Redemption 2 will launch on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on the 26th of October.

The post Red Dead Redemption 2 Shown Off Behind Closed Doors At E3 appeared first on RDR2.

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I mean if this is just a case of people seeing someone there and them walking in a closed off room with some people, just assuming what happened then eh. Even if this did actually happen, so what? It isn't like I was invited. I would know nothing from this or of it having not been there nor will anyone else. 

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I'm presuming here that by gameplay trailer people are talking about > 10 second shots of, say, Arthur riding his horse and interacting. At the moment we have already seen plenty of gameplay, shown in half second or so shots of fighting etc, but I'm guessing people are hoping for more than that. 

When have R$ ever released a full-on gameplay trailer? Not for any GTAs, RDRs, not sure about Bully etc. Feel free to post one here. 

 

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6 hours ago, ZLion said:

Even if this did actually happen, so what? It isn't like I was invited. I would know nothing from this or of it having not been there nor will anyone else. 

Maybe the idea is that the press that viewed it will write reactions to it? Press report. Much like those invited to see the demo in May. 

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47 minutes ago, CMcC said:

Maybe the idea is that the press that viewed it will write reactions to it? Press report. Much like those invited to see the demo in May. 

I would've thought that if it did happen something would have come out that day or at the latest the day after. So far... nada. 

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11 hours ago, Benjo said:

I would've thought that if it did happen something would have come out that day or at the latest the day after. So far... nada. 

Could be that they signed an NDA that could be lifted after a couple weeks or a month. I don’t know.

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8 hours ago, CMcC said:

Could be that they signed an NDA that could be lifted after a couple weeks or a month. I don’t know.

Just seems a bit cloak and dagger and a bit too unprofessional for a bluechip company to be doing all this. What would they gain by doing it for a few people at a public event, risking some kind of leak? Why would they not just invite them to a private location like they did before? All smells like fishy rumours to me. 

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4 hours ago, shawn said:

A friend of mine on another forum was talking about this and it sounds legit to me. I mean, I don't think they got to see much but this kind of meeting is likely for business purposes, no?

The only reason they might do this is if there are some big bods at E3 that they can't get to come and view the game personally. 

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On 6/20/2018 at 7:06 PM, Benjo said:

I'm presuming here that by gameplay trailer people are talking about > 10 second shots of, say, Arthur riding his horse and interacting. At the moment we have already seen plenty of gameplay, shown in half second or so shots of fighting etc, but I'm guessing people are hoping for more than that. 

When have R$ ever released a full-on gameplay trailer? Not for any GTAs, RDRs, not sure about Bully etc. Feel free to post one here. 

 

 

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