When is Red Dead Online Launching? Take-Two Exec cancels a date

The Red Dead Redemption 2 multiplayer mode, Red Dead Online, was not available when the game was launched last month. Instead, it is expected to arrive in November. Now, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick teased when the mode could be available this month.

During an earnings call, Zelnick said that Red Dead Online will be launched "towards the end of the month". It's not entirely specific, but it's the first time we hear about when Red Dead Online will be released in November.

Red Dead Online will be released initially in beta and the developer Rockstar Games expects some hitch and other initial problems. As for what actually involves the modality, we have heard very little; you can read what we hope to see in Red Dead Online. Rockstar summarized as follows:

"Using the gameplay of the next Red Dead Redemption 2 as a base, Red Dead Online will be ready to be explored alone or with friends, and will also feature constant updates and adjustments to help grow and evolve this experience for all players."

The launch towards the end of November means that Red Dead Online could be distributed on Thanksgiving festivities in the United States and in the Black Friday shopping season.

The Red Dead Redemption 2 Achievements / Trophy lists contain some clues as to what to expect from Red Dead Online. The success of the "Major Series" is achieved by taking part in a series, whatever it is. Another result is unlocked to accept a certain number of Free Roam missions, while Red Dead Online will also have a sort of numerical classification system. There will also be "posses" in Red Dead Online and you can get a result to successfully counter the free roaming mission of a rival competitor, but it is not exactly clear what it means. You can also purchase field improvements in Red Dead Online.

Like GTA Online with GTA V, Red Dead Online is a free experience for anyone who purchases Red Dead Redemption 2. The mode provides microtransactions as part of Take-Two's ambition to put microtransactions in almost all of its games. GTA Online has been and continues to be a huge commercial success, and Red Dead Online wants to continue doing so.

The staggered release between the basic game and its online mode is not new to Rockstar. The previous title of the study, Grand Theft Auto V, was launched on 17 September 2013, with its online mode – GTA Online – which arrived about two weeks later, on 1 October.

Red Dead Redemption 2 shipped 17 million copies, and it took only eight days to exceed the number of copies of the 2010 Red Dead Redemption game shipped in eight years.

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