Red Dead Redemption 2 fans will have to wait a bit longer for the online beta to launch. Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick revealed during an earnings-call that Red Dead Online will come towards the end of November.
Many assumed that Red Dead Redemption 2 would have a similarly timed release as Gran Theft Auto V’s online release which would be two weeks after the main game came out. That would put the release at Nov. 9, which clearly will not be happening.
Very little information is known about the online service for Red Dead Redemption 2. Red Dead Online will likely learn from the successes of GTA Online and build on it for the wild west setting. What we do know comes from Karl Slatoff president of Take-Two who had this to say about the online service:
It’s an evolution of the classic multiplayer experience in the original Red Dead Redemption, blending narrative with competitive and cooperative gameplay in fun new ways.
This may come as a disappointment as some, but at least now there is more clarity on when gamers should expect to hop into the wild west with their friends in Red Dead Online. There has yet to be any trailer or details given for the online service, but expect some details from Rockstar in the next few weeks.
This comes hot off of the news that the Rockstar developed title has sold over 17 million copies worldwide. That means Red Dead Redemption 2 has sold more units in its first few weeks than the original did in its lifetime.
Our very own Taylor Cole had this to say about Red Dead Redemption 2 in his review:
“Red Dead Redemption 2 is a must have purchase! With jaw-dropping visuals, fun gameplay, and an expertly written cinematic story, Rockstar has crafted an amazing game worthy of immense praise. The detailing in this game is above anything else I’ve ever played and that is what sets RDR2 apart from other open-world genre titles. No game is perfect but Red Dead Redemption 2 is about as close as you could get. Although it has some minor problems, Red Dead Redemption 2 is a brilliant game that I hope continues to get praise long after the release of its highly anticipated Red Dead Online mode later this month.”
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