Red Dead Redemption 2's final story script around 2,000 pages long, or "eight feet high"

You won't be running out of story anytime soon.


Red Dead Redemption 2 is certainly going to offer a vast amount of content, if the number of pages in its script is to be believed. There's going to be an incredibly hefty amount of dialogue, just for starters. 

According to Vulture in an interview with producer Dan Houser, the final script for Red Dead Redemption 2 spans 2,000 pages. If you were to include all the side missions, additional dialogue, and other tidbits and then stack the pages, the script would reach a whopping "eight feet high."

In the feature, former tech journalist Lazlow Jones and Rockstar Games writer since Grand Theft Auto III noted that even Red Dead Redemption 2's NPCs have "80-page scripts each." That's indeed quite a bit of dialogue to pore over, especially when you consider typical NPCs have cyclical dialogue that often repeats itself when they run out of things to say (or you bother them too much.)

Fortunately, we won't have to wait much longer until we can experience all this content for ourselves when Red Dead Redemption 2's release date creeps around later this month on October 26 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. There unfortunately still hasn't been a PC release confirmed just yet, but interested console players will want to get their hands on the game as soon as possible so they can start making their way through the west and its sprawling expanse. It's going to be a doozy, that's for sure.

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    October 15, 2018 10:15 AM

    Brittany Vincent posted a new article, Red Dead Redemption 2's final story script around 2,000 pages long, or "eight feet high"

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      October 15, 2018 10:16 AM

      How many olympic sized swimming pools can it fill?

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      October 15, 2018 10:32 AM

      How many ping pong balls can fit inside it?

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      October 15, 2018 10:34 AM

      That's how many football fields?

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      October 15, 2018 10:35 AM

      Isn't 2000 pages of paper (4x500 page reams of copy paper) about 10 inches high?

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        October 15, 2018 10:43 AM

        I think about 8 inches high. 250 sheets is about 1 inch high given each piece of paper is about 4/1000 of an inch high or 1/250th simplified.

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          October 15, 2018 10:44 AM

          8 inches, 10 inches, what's an extra 2 inches matter?

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            October 15, 2018 11:13 AM

            <insert dick joke here>

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        October 15, 2018 10:49 AM

        They printed it with a large font and double spaced!

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        October 15, 2018 10:59 AM

        I think they wrote that wrong... I think there are 2000 pages of main story dialogue and about 8 feet total pages of all the dialogue in the game.

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        October 15, 2018 11:03 AM

        Maybe they printed off the source code instead

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        October 15, 2018 12:46 PM

        They print everything on construction paper

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      October 15, 2018 10:58 AM

      How many library of congresses can it hold?

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      October 15, 2018 11:00 AM

      If you laid the pages out end to end, how many times could it reach the moon?

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        October 15, 2018 11:52 AM

        It can go to the Mars moons.

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      October 15, 2018 12:30 PM

      How many encyclopedias would that have been, back in 1989?

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      October 15, 2018 12:43 PM

      How many Rockstar employee divorces is that?