Rockstar has had such a successful time with their online game mode that they're making it into its own standalone game. What are we specifically referring to? You guessed it! We're talking about Red Dead Online!
Rockstar Games, the developers known for the Red Dead Redemption and Grand Theft Auto series have announced plans to create a separate, standalone version of the online multiplayer feature available in Red Dead Redemption 2.
The game will, for all intents and purposes, be the same as the built-in online feature of the original game. Players can create their own western-era character, choose from a variety of specialist roles, hunt wild game, collect bounties, get drunk, stuff like that. There will be organized missions as well as free roam events and daily challenges.
We're a little surprised that they're making this push with Red Dead Online, and not their wildly more successful Grand Theft Auto Online. GTA Online has had several years of updates and changes, though. All of those extra features may have delayed their efforts of converting to a stand alone title, but we will see in time.
Red Dead Online will release on PlayStation Store, Microsoft Store, Rockstar Games Launcher, Epic Games Store and Steam on December 1. The standard price will be $19.99 but there will be a 75 percent off sale at launch to celebrate the release and promote more sales. Users will also be able to purchase the solo campaign as a separate purchase.