Rockstar has announced Red Dead Online, the multiplayer iteration of hotly anticipated upcoming cowboy adventure saga Red Dead Redemption 2 and set in the same expansive open-world. Sadly, Red Dead Online won’t be available at launch with a public beta planned for November of this year with a full launch further down the line.
In a news piece on the studio’s website, Rockstar says Red Dead Online will blend ‘narrative with competitive and cooperative gameplay in fun new ways’ borrowing heavily from the base game. Red Dead Online will be playable solo or with friends and will benefit from updates and adjustments to expand the offering going forward.
Red Dead Online will clearly attempt to recreate the massive success of Grand Theft Auto Online, Rockstar’s ongoing, regularly updated multiplayer experience for Grand Theft Auto V with fresh content, events, and more.
Rockstar have, however, warned players to expect a few teething issues at launch given the ambition of the project and are eager to work in parallel with the community to better the experience.
Red Dead Online will be freely accessible to all owners of Red Dead Redemption 2 on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Red Dead Redemption 2 launches on October 26th and is primed to be this year’s biggest release. Early indicators hint at a deep, rich, very much alive Wild West experience brimming with Rockstar’s renowned storytelling and immersive open-world prowess.
In other Red Dead Redemption 2 news, we learned this week the entirety of the game will be playable in first person. Every aspect of the game from gunfights to galloping through the lush frontier landscape can be seen through protagonist Arthur Morgan’s very own eyes. Outlaws are a particularly gritty lot so this seems particularly apt.