One of the more under-rated aspects of Red Dead Redemption was its online multiplayer. One could argue that in a game with such an expansive open-world, multiplayer wasn’t necessary. Many games with detailed narratives don’t bother with multiplayer, or rather add it on as an afterthought. However, the 2010 hit western game boasted a surprisingly detailed online experience. Supporting a smaller version of the open world and up to 16 players, Red Dead Online set the stage for epic standoffs in free-for-all and team-based sessions. Players could fight each other to the death or simply explore and interact with the open world like in the main game.
So many should be pleased to hear that Rockstar will include Red Dead Online in the upcoming sequel. The studio announced the other day that the new version will take cues from the original while “blending narrative with competitive and cooperative gameplay in fun new ways.” Rockstar plans to release a public beta of the online component in November, after the main game has released. The studio also promises that Red Dead Online will receive regular patches and updates after its release.
As for the main experience, Red Dead Redemption 2 will release on Playstation 4 and Xbox One on October 26th, 2018.