"It's 1910. For the most part, the lawlessness of the "Wild West" is a thing of the past thanks to the invention of the telegram, which makes being a criminal much, much more difficult. John Marston saw this coming, and left while the getting was good. Since then, he has been approached by the United States government, who wants his help to find his old partners in order to root out the last instances of crime in the area. He agrees, not that they give him much of a choice, and begins to hunt down his old friends in the only way he knows how. This is the setting for Rockstar's biggest game yet: Red Dead Redemption, which is due for release in 2010."