Asked & Answered: Red Dead Redemption Multiplayer Posses, Episodes from Liberty City, and Much More

Posted on April 16 2010, 2:00pm | Author: R* Y | Filed Under: Games

We've got a whole new round of questions received from the community via Newswire comments, Mouthoff email, Twitter and Facebook

Starting with answers to a range of questions we got from fans excited about and curious for more info on the posse mechanic in Red Dead Redemption multiplayer Free Roam that we unveiled last week...

"This whole posse thing is just what I was hoping for.  So is it just up to 16 people in each Free Roam lobby?” - SirRoddick
"I'm wondering can we make up a posse of just two people?  In case you just wanna roam around with a friend and not a bunch of people?” - stangbaby89
"R* are we able to join randomly a posse?” - Byside

In Red Dead Redemption's multiplayer, players can create posses of any number of people up to a total of 8 per posse, with 16 players total per session.  So if two of you want to head out in your own posse and hunt game, you can.  But even if you were in a larger posse, you could still break off to do your own thing - and you would be able to communicate with the rest of your posse through voice chat, no matter where in the world you were.  If your posse leader then starts a competitive match, you will automatically be pulled back into the match to rejoin with your posse.

If you see a posse in your Free Roam session that you would like to join, you can request to join the posse using the multiplayer menu.

"Can you tell me what changes Rockstar Games needed to make to EFLC for release in Europe” - received via Twitter

We had to edit a tiny amount of some radio banter and a bit of TV content (literally a few seconds’ worth).  Unfortunately, making any content edits like that and then resubmitting is a fiddly and time-consuming process – hence the extra couple of weeks needed for getting the  game ready for release.

“Will there be any difficulty setting options for Red Dead Redemption?” - received via Mouthoff

We want players of all skill levels to enjoy Red Dead Redemption.  With that in mind, we’ve implemented levels of difficulty into the game that employ different types of auto-aiming. Casual mode gives you a full auto-aim system (and faster regenerating health).  Normal mode features snap-to-target with precise aiming using the right stick.  Expert mode implements free aim with no lock-on at all.  First time we have done this in an open world game, so we will be interested to see what people think having played with each option.

“How do you guys come up with character ideas? They are all extremely well done.” – ccm731
Thank you!  We are fortunate in that we happen to know a lot of freaks, so we tend to just change a couple of details and we’re good to go.  (Attention lawyers: That was a joke.  All characters are purely the product of our imagination, including all the annoying lawyers.)

“Do you guys consider Red Dead Redemption a SEQUEL to Revolver, or something else like "spiritual successor" or "followup"?” – received via Twitter

Well, it’s definitely not a narrative sequel – more of a spiritual successor as you put it.  Exploring the themes of the American West, but now in an open world environment, which we decided while finishing Red Dead Revolver, was the only way to do this subject matter justice.
"Hey Rockstar, I was just asking if you guys have thought of making a remake of the N64 game ''Space Station: Silicon Valley''. That was an awesome game that a lot of people loved and enjoyed and wish was remaked. I personally loved that game and would wish you guys to remake it.  It’s a classic and it deserves to see the light of day again." - received via Mouthoff
Thanks!  We loved that game as well.  Although it was made shortly before we started Rockstar, we definitely all learned a lot working on that title.  The team that made it are somewhat busy, however, as immediately after the game completed they moved from Silicon Valley to making GTA3 and have been working on that particular project ever since!
"Do you need [Grand Theft Auto IV for PS3] to play the DLC? Will they be coming out as a standalone package similar to the one with the 360?  My internet couldn't handle the size of it as DLC” - received via Facebook

Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City is available as a traditional disc-based release for PS3, available in stores now in worldiwde, and does NOT require a copy of the original Grand Theft Auto IV to play. It is an entirely stand alone game.  Of course, if you do have a copy and prefer to download the episodes off of PSN, that route is available to you as well.

  • vise08on June 18 2014, 10:38amReplyFlag
    Hey, R* considering rdr..after 4 whole years i am still a red dead mad!!! I loved this game more than i loved my self :P I am still shivering when i play it!! Please R* we are begging you..make a new rdr..dont let THE BEST GAME EVER MADE be forgot..we thank you anyway :)
    • NIELS.MICHIELSon October 7 2012, 9:40amReplyFlag
      why isnt there more story dlc comming?
      loved gta 4 balad of gay tony and the lost and dammed
      there is still potential in gta 4
      the mafia, the yakuza, the triads,the gangstas,the hespanics and maybe (oke your gonna hate me for this )zombies
      these are options that are still arent looked at.
      there at least has to be a triad dlc because whe have seen them in all the storys
      in the beginning of gta4 whe saw them pack drugs in there car
      in the lost and dammed whe found the same drugs in the hands of the angels of death ( how did it get there?)
      and in the ballad of gay tony whe meet theyre boss
      there is still potantial just let one of the smaller studios work on it
      • WhoElseWantsMoreon October 17 2011, 5:28pmReplyFlag
        Who Else Wants More? Do You Want More? If So Join The Facebook Campaign Here Red Dead Redemption Who Else Wants More? The Campaign is for new Singleplayer and Multiplayer DLC's like Landon Ricketts DLC, John in the Gang before the events of RDR, Cowboys & Aliens DLC, new hideouts, new locations for Undead OverRun like towns, Cart Races, new multiplayer characters, new Hunting Grounds and a Drinking Game etc
        • R* Yon August 24 2011, 11:32amReplyFlag
          Thanks guys for all the questions, please hit us up at if you have anything to ask us
          • conorSuperon May 16 2010, 4:10pmReplyFlag
            rockstar please answer me on this
            will Bahama mamas ever open again because there is alot of people complaining that it isonly open during one mission and i have been hearing that if you comple the ballad of gay tony 100% the club will reopen what i want to no is that if thiis is turn because i have to say that club was amazing
            so i hope you reply back because this club being open all the time would change tbogt for ever.
            thanks R*.
            • skyman112on May 5 2010, 5:55amReplyFlag
              Can more than one player join free roam from a single console?
              • Branditoeon May 2 2010, 1:44amReplyFlag
                Can you use the lasso in multiplayer in RDR?
                • gutyBA137on April 22 2010, 10:36pmReplyFlag
                  do i need to write a post to use the downladable content in my games? like MNC LA?
                  • gutyBA137on April 22 2010, 10:34pmReplyFlag
                    • Maximilliano1985on April 22 2010, 12:03pmReplyFlag
                      IS THERE ANY PC RELEASE PLEASE???????????
                      • Maximilliano1985on April 22 2010, 12:01pmReplyFlag

                        • Rafiosoon April 21 2010, 6:16pmReplyFlag
                          A little late, but what ever... :D

                          German versions:
                          GTA, RDR and other:

                          Only RDR:

                          • Mr.Plzon April 21 2010, 4:52pmReplyFlag
                            is there split screen at all like in red dead revolver?
                            • GTAMythbusteron April 21 2010, 12:30pmReplyFlag
                              (Attention lawyers: That was a joke. All characters are purely the product of our imagination, including all the annoying lawyers.)

                              I literally lol'ed on that one! Perfect joke if you know who's meant here... *cough* Jack *cough* Thompson *cough*
                              • alster21on April 21 2010, 8:21amReplyFlag
                                can red dead redemption come out early
                                • Maxapatoron April 21 2010, 6:07amReplyFlag
                                  Quand est ce que vous allez faire une nouvelle vidéo de red dead redemption sa ma tarde j'ai acheté Liberty city sur ps3 il est génial mai fait pas le poid face a red dead
                                  • docholliday21on April 20 2010, 11:47pmReplyFlag
                                    i wanna see a video on the duels
                                    • apoapsis1001on April 20 2010, 7:06pmReplyFlag
                                      just got the episodes from liberty city on ps3 and damn. s**t blew my mind. didnt expect the P90 to make an appearence. too awesome!.

                                      as for submarines and airplanes, i doubt theyll be in RDR. since when do cowboys drive submarines and fly airplanes?
                                      • Ismaeelon April 20 2010, 7:04pmReplyFlag
                                        @docholliday21: And auto aim in multiplayer.
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