The Pinkertons Are Suing Rockstar In RDR2

Posted on: January 16, 2019 In: Other News

Well, The real Pinkertons apparently filed a lawsuit against a character used in Red Dead Redemption 2 which happens to be The Pinkertons as well.

Pinkertons — now owned by Swedish security company Securitas AB and called Pinkerton Consulting & Investigations – sent a cease-and-desist notice to Take-Two last month, asking for either a single payment or a royalty arrangement for Red Dead 2’s use of the term “Pinkerton” throughout its story.

Source: Polygon

Rockstar says that the use of the word is justified for historical accuracy of the game.

Pinkertons in Red Dead Redemption 2

But I’m still surprised that Kataku didn’t know The Pinkertons existed with their article titled The Pinkertons Are Still Around, Suing Over Red Dead Redemption 2 as well as Quartz The Pinkertons still exist, and they’re coming for video game royalties?. Who knows…