Jurian, a big Red Dead Redemption fan, suffers from a hereditary disease called neurofibromatosis type 2. His illness is terminal, so recognising he might not be alive to see the game’s sequel be released, him and his father attempted to contact Rockstar Games.
The pair were inspired by past stories of ill people being given the chance to play games ahead of their release.
Jurian’s father Harm got in touch with the studio to ask if his video game-loving son would be allowed to play the game, which is set to be released on October 26.
Harm asked the company if they had a copy of the game which his son would be allowed to play early, as an exception. Jurian explained Rockstar Netherlands were willing to let him play the game, but had to contact the company’s headquarters for clearance.
Thankfully, permission was given and and two employees from Rockstar Netherlands went to visit Jurian, taking with them a private demonstration of the game.