Published: Fri, September 21, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Kristin Zimmerman

Red Dead Online Announced And Planned For Launch In November 2018

Red Dead Online Announced And Planned For Launch In November 2018

It will be set in Red Dead Redemption 2's open-world, and you'll be able to explore on your own or with friends.

Rockstar has announced Red Dead Online, a multiplayer component to Red Dead Redemption 2. Rockstar calls Red Dead Online "an evolution" of the multiplayer experience in Red Dead 1.

"As with most online experiences of this size and scale, there will inevitably be some turbulence at launch", warns Rockstar.

It probably goes without saying, but Red Dead Online access is free with Red Dead Redemption 2. That being said, I still find it surprising that they made a decision to implement it into Red Dead Redemption 2, as it can drastically change how players experience this Western.

Video game stories from other sites on the web. Similar to GTA Online's original launch in Grand Theft Auto V, Red Dead Online won't be available at launch and will drop at a later date.

Josh Needleman: Red Dead Redemption's multiplayer was a real leap forward for us at the time.

Digital Foundry reports that the engine is using more sophisticated techniques to render in-game characters and effects, meaning that players, in the end, are going to get a better overall gameplay experience. "This should feel intimate and personal while still feeling fun and action-packed from moment to moment".

Today marks the five year anniversary of the original release of Grand Theft Auto V. It had the biggest launch in entertainment history. "That pack, along with After Hours, The Doomsday Heist, Gun Running and a few others represent the best of Grand Theft Auto Online, and provided the template for what we wanted to use here". According to Rockstar, the cutscenes are the only part of the game that isn't in first-person.

Back in 2013 when Rockstar first launched Grand Theft Auto V, the studio held off on the launch of GTA Online, making it live a month later. That may all change as the game comes out, but that's the direction we are heading in now!

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