Red Dead Redemption 2 will be released on 26 October 2018 but if you were hoping that the cowboy adventure will have an online component the way GTA V had, then you’ll have to wait until November. Rockstar Games has just announced Read Dead Online, with the beta scheduled to take place on the said month.
Just like the way GTA Online used GTA V as the base, Red Dead Online will be the multiplayer component of Red Dead Redemption 2. Access to Red Dead Online will be available to anyone with a copy of Red Dead Redemption 2 and is expected to go through the same life cycle as GTA Online too, with constant updates and adjustments.
While this is great news in general, it’s not without issues that give cause for concern. In an exclusive interview with IGN, Rockstar representatives said that they’re taking a lot of inspiration from GTA Online, and are looking at ways to apply the template acquired from there on Red Dead Online.
Then there are other implications, now that Red Dead Online has been confirmed. Will Red Dead Redemption 2 suffer the same lack of updates as GTA V did after GTA Online came along? Will it suffer from hyperinflation the way GTA Online is suffering right now? Or will everything be inflated from the get-go to push sales of RDO’s equivalent of Shark Cards?
Either way, guess we’ll find out in November.