Red Dead Online to Combine Multiplayer with All 'We've Learned from GTAO'

  • Red Dead Online to Combine Multiplayer with All 'We've Learned from GTAO'

Red Dead Online to Combine Multiplayer with All 'We've Learned from GTAO'

The Red Dead Online public beta will take place after the game's official launch, which should give players plenty of opportunity to explore offline before jumping into the multiplayer universe.

A public beta has been announced for Red Dead Redemption 2's online component, Red Dead Online.

Given the enormous size and scope of the game, Rockstar expects Red Dead Online to experience "some turbulence at launch", but looks forward to "working with our incredible 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".

You'll be able to play Red Dead Online on both PS4 and Xbox One from launch, the same platforms Rockstar has announced for Red Dead Redemption 2.

In a Q&A with IGN, Rockstar said they will take it "much further, and combine that with everything we've learned in the years since then with our favorite elements from Grand Theft Auto Online". Concerns over launching a big new online game were also a reason. It'll also feature constant updates and adjustments over time. "This should feel intimate and personal while still feeling fun and action-packed from moment to moment".

Although they didn't refer to it as a beta at the time, GTA Online was the same and access will be free to anyone with a copy of Red Dead Redemption II on Xbox One or PlayStation 4 (there's still no sign of a PC version).

Imran Sarwar, director of design at Rockstar North, specified in an interview with IGN that the team is now focusing on "role-playing and morality" as distinguishing factors from GTA Online: "We want people to settle into their online characters and feel like every activity makes sense for the character, the setting and the time".