Tony Polanco Games Red Dead Online Beta Launches in November

Sheri Evans
September 21, 2018

More information about Red Dead Redemption 2 is finally beginning to be revealed more frequently by Rockstar Games, whether it be showcasing the towns that players will visit or announcing the beta for Red Dead Online.

Following the massive success of GTA Online, Rockstar made sure to implement a similar online open world experience for the Western franchise.

The mode, simply titled Red Dead Online, has been in the back of our minds since the announcement but Rockstar hasn't really budged on details until now. "As with most online experiences of this size and scale, there will inevitably be some turbulence at launch", said Rockstar.

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It probably goes without saying, but Red Dead Online access is free with Red Dead Redemption 2.

However, this will be a Red Dead Redemption 2 beta, meaning that not all content will be available at launch. Players will have a more intimate experience with RDO, mainly because they won't have cars, planes and other fast-moving modes of transportation like you did in Grand Theft Auto.

It's something of a surprise - GTA V only added a first-person mode upon its release for Xbox One and PS4, well over a year after the game was launched on last-gen consoles. Red Dead Online is slated for an unknown date in November. Red Dead Online will blend "narrative with competitive and cooperative gameplay in fun new ways" and "will be ready to be explored alone or with friends". Like its predecessor and Grand Theft Auto V, the game will have a robust online mode. We feel Grand Theft Auto Online really only found its feet creatively with Heists. As the game got bigger, we separated our player base. Presumably, none of that bonding involves testicles, but this is a Rockstar game. We vaguely plan to stagger the updates of both games so that players can switch between the two, but our development plans may not always allow this!

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