03 Sep 2021 4:10 PM +00:00

Red Dead Redemption 2: Is It Getting A Rockstar Editor?

Red Dead Redemption 2 was a runaway success back in 2018. Launched across PC, PS4 and Xbox One, this prequel took us to the declining Wild West, seeing 38 million sales.

Despite strong numbers, Rockstar's not given it nearly as much support as Grand Theft Auto V, having left out several popular features from their biggest hit. That includes the much-requested Rockstar Editor, though we've seen a couple of rumblings previously. If you're looking to know the latest, here's what we've seen:

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Red Dead Redemption 2 - What Is The Rockstar Editor?

The Rockstar Editor was first seen in Grand Theft Auto V, succeeding GTA IV's Replay feature in the PC version. This allows players to create, edit, and share videos from both GTA V and GTA Online, giving us editing tools like camera filters, music selections and more. Letting players upload those videos directly to YouTube and the Rockstar Games Social Club, it's proven quite popular.

Red Dead Redemption 2 - Rockstar Editor Leaks And Rumours

We've seen a few rumours across the last few years. One debunked rumour pointed towards a December 2019 release, but we had a more substantial update back in August 2020. As reported by @videotech_, a "Directors Mode" was found by a Red Dead Redemption 2 dataminer, which - if similar to GTA V's mode - let players select a variety of characters, humans, and animals to control.

While we've not yet seen Directors Mode formally implemented as of September 2021, that didn't include any mention of a Rockstar Editor, leaving fans confused to why they wouldn't include both. Since then, Rockstar's not commented on the possibility of either coming to Red Dead Redemption 2.

Red Dead Redemption 2 - Is There A Rockstar Editor Mod?

For PC players, there is! Or, more accurately, there was. A mod was released back in February 2021, though the original files used for this have (seemingly) been pulled offline. We've not found anywhere else hosting them, but you can see this in action down below: