The latest Red Dead Online beta news
Red Dead Redemption 2 has proved one of the most ambitious open world games so far on PS4 and Xbox One.
A high tide for Rockstar Games, there are many who have had many activities that can help distract the exciting main stretch.
And while there's a lot to do right now on PS4 and Xbox One, there's still a big piece of new content that comes to the game for free.
That's because Rockstar Games plans to release a Red Dead Online beta, the next major multiplayer project from the creators of GTA Online.
There is a lot of hype surrounding the mode, which is set to use the single player as a template for online games.
So when does Red Dead Online come out on PS4 and Xbox One?
We already know that RDR2 is set to go from single player experience to massive multiplayer later in the month.
Analysts have already predicted that Red Dead Online can be a big new revenue stream for Rockstar and their parent company, Take-Two Interactive.
So far, no red date has been announced for Red Dead Online for PS4 and Xbox One.
The good news is that Rockstar Games and parent Take-Two Interactive just gave a great update on the subject.
Shared during a recently redeemed call, Take-Two Interactive's Strauss Zelnick gave more information about the Red Dead Redemption 2 Online Release Date.
This is what Take-Two CEO said at Red Dead Online, adding: "It's far too early to talk about Red Dead Redemption 2 Online, it's not released yet.
"It will be released in general beta by the end of the month, and Rockstar will have much more to say about it. We do not make any current predictions."
Zelnick answered a question about how he thought Red Dead Online was comparable to the release of GTA Online.
This is good news for fans, which means that the situation has not been delayed after November.
Red Dead Redemption 2 saw a series of delays push back its release date until October 2018, and there may have been fear of something that may happen with online beta.
However, it seems that the development team is on course to provide a great update over the next few weeks.
Making predictions for when a beta can start is always a bit dangerous, but we suggest the last week of November as a good candidate.
Something between Tuesday, November 26 and Thursday, November 28, seems like a good bet.
And as Red Dead Online will start as a beta, a lot of server interruptions are expected during the first month, with a large number of players predicted.
Everyone with a copy of the game on PS4 and Xbox One will be able to play online without having to buy an expansion package.
The only downside is that both consoles are likely to require players to have either a PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold subscription.
Red Dead Redemption 2 multiplayer mode starts in beta
Here's what Rockstar Games has shared about the multiplayer project so far:
"With the help of the gameplay for the upcoming Red Dead Redemption 2, Red Dead Online will be ready to explore alone or with friends and will also include constant updates and adjustments to grow and develop this experience for all players.
"Red Dead Online is scheduled for launch in November 2018, originally as a public beta, with more news coming soon. As with most online experiences of this size and scale, it will inevitably be a little turbulent at launch."
As mentioned above, Red Dead Online will emulate the gameplay contained in the single player.
This means that fans will expect the same kind of pacing when it comes to storytelling missions and trips.
It should also be noted that there will be a limited amount of vehicles to use during the wild west period.
But Rockstar has not confirmed whether Red Dead Online will be set before or after the events in Red Dead 2.
What they have confirmed is that they will use some of GTA Online's best content as a template to use for their own work.
That does not mean that we will see Red Dead Online heists in GTA 5, but more hope to combine storytelling and gameplay into something special for the multiplayer experience.
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Talking to IGN about Red Dead Online reveals Rockstar Josh Needleman:
"Red Dead Redemption 2 will take these ideas much longer and combine it with everything we've learned over the years since its favorite episode of Grand Theft Auto Online on how to do really fun and complex competitive and cooperative experiences in open worlds and how to present storytelling elements in multiplayer … "
"As a single player's story about Arthur Morgan, we want people to get into their online characters and feel that every activity is meaningful to the character, attitude and time. This will feel intimate and personal while feeling fun and action-packed from a moment for a moment.
"We've tried to get the best elements and best content packages from Grand Theft Auto Online and use them for templates for what we do here. We know Grand Theft Auto Online just found their feet creative with Heists.
"This package along with After Hours, Doomsday Heist, Gun Running and some others represent the best of Grand Theft Auto Online, giving the template what we wanted to use here (not content, of course, but how they combined stories, games, modes and other content in a coherent thematic whole) along with all the elements we liked from the old Red Dead Redemption multiplayer. "
Take-Twos CEO, Strauss Zelnick, has also lost tips on the scale the company has planned for the new multiplayer experience.
"My belief is that Red Dead Redemption 2 will break the expectations and the online experience will also be extraordinary but unexpected. And my view is that all major hits are by nature unexpected.
"So that's the goal. There's an expectation around the table, of course, here are the expectations of Rockstar Games and consumer expectations are expected."