Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Red Dead Online Announced

Rockstar Games announced Red Dead Online, an open world multiplayer experience for upcoming Red Dead Redemption 2.

When Rockstar Games released Red Dead Redemption for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles back in 2010, it had its own online multiplayer, where players could try out a several different modes in the open world of the game with friends.

Today, they have announced the vast multiplayer component for their upcoming Western-themed action-adventure game Red Dead Redemption 2, which will initially launch in November 2018 as a public beta with more features to explore.

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Red Dead Online Announced

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The cooperative play, Red Dead Online will not come out at the same time with RDR2 which is releasing on October 26, 2018 to avoid issues. When GTA Online was initiated, it delivered players a few frustrating weeks of gaming experience and Rockstar have learned valuable lessons from their past mistakes.

Another reason would be to deliver a standalone, unique feel of its own. Anyone who would own a copy of RDR2 will be able to access RDO public beta a month later on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One.

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Both Red Dead Redemption 2 and Red Dead Online will use the same gameplay mechanics yet deliver a completely separate sense of playing. Though already pretty massive, the main game will offer a single-player journey that is mostly stationary.

On the other hand, players will get new content updates and fixes to keep things interesting in the long run. Because of these alterations, there could be problems during the launch and Rockstar Games is staying steer clear of that.

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Massive Open World Multiplayer

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RDR2 is actually a prequel and happens to be biggest release of the company since they launched Grand Theft Auto V in 2013. So, they will follow up a month after with RDO and the beta will point out which areas they need to focus their efforts on.

Players will probably get to enjoy some real competitive modes like Grand Theft Auto Online regularly offers though their steady stream of updates. Since possibilities are near limitless in online multiplayer, it will surely be fun to watch.