It ain’t their first rodeo
Rockstar announced today that Red Dead Online is releasing this November, starting as a public beta. Red Dead Online is described as “an evolution of the classic multiplayer experience in the original Red Dead Redemption, blending narrative with competitive and cooperative gameplay in fun new ways”.
It will come as no surprise that Red Dead’s online offering mimics that of Grand Theft Auto V. Grand Theft Auto Online has been a huge success and has seen a ridiculous amount of post-release content as a result. It does, however, set slight worries for fans of singleplayer content. GTA V didn’t receive any singleplayer updates or expansions due to Rockstar’s focus on GTA Online so Red Dead Redemption 2 may very well follow in its steps.
Still, Rockstar has announced that Red Dead Online will be “ready to be explored alone or with friends” so it’s not all doom and gloom for us anti-socials. Multiplayer fans will, of course, be incredibly excited by the news, especially as it’s free to play for anyone who owns a copy of Red Dead Redemption 2 on either PlayStation 4 or Xbox One.
IGN has an exclusive Q&A with Rockstar which sheds more light on Red Dead Online and you can check it out here.