Red Dead Online Won’t Be Available at Launch

Red Dead Online won’t be ready for Red Dead Redemption 2’s release this October. According to Rockstar Games, players won’t be able to play the multiplayer mode until November 2018, initially as a beta on Xbox One, and PS4.

Red Dead Online is set in the 9th century and early details paint a picture similar to GTA Online. Big open world at your disposal to explore, loot, kill, earn XP, and much more.

Rockstar is calling it an “evolution” of the classic multiplayer experience from the original Red Dead. Red Dead Online will blend narrative and cooperative play in unique ways, more details to come soon.

Developers plan to support Red Dead Online with post-release updates to add more content, missions, and other activities.

Red Dead Online is planned for launch in November 2018, initially as a public beta, with more news to come soon. As with most online experiences of this size and scale, there will inevitably be some turbulence at launch. We look forward to working with our amazing and dedicated community to share ideas, help us fix teething problems and work with us to develop Red Dead Online into something really fun and innovative.

Red Dead Online beta is available to all PS4 and Xbox One owners. Once the full mode roles out, it will be free for those with copies of the game. Red Dead Redemption 2 is releasing on October 26. Pre-orders for the game are now live for consoles but fans have filed a petition for a PC version.

The PC version won’t be far off, the platform gives a massive revenue opportunity to Take-Two. After the success of GTA Online on PC, it is safe to say Red Dead Online will come to PC at some point. Keep your fingers crossed.

For more on Red Dead Online, stay-tuned!

Source: Rockstar Games

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