RED DEAD Redemption 2 multiplayer looks set to be a huge undertaking by Rockstar Games, who could also be adding these features when Red Dead Online comes out. Red Dead Redemption 2 has been a massive success for Rockstar, which is only going to get better with the release of the multiplayer mode.
Fans will need to wait a while longer before the Red Dead Online beta will begin, although there is good news. Rockstar Games has confirmed that this will start in November, with some fans hoping it will launch late next week. This is based on how long players had to wait for GTA Online to launch, although this didn’t include a beta phase.
And it looks like there will be plenty of people to help test Red Dead Online when it comes out. Rockstar has shared that Red Dead Redemption 2 has been the most pre-ordered full game ever on PlayStation Network, as well as registering the biggest day one full game sales ever on PSN.
And with over 86 million PS4 consoles sold, there’s going to be a lot of people ready to start playing Red Dead Redemption 2 multiplayer.
Recent leaks have provided a first taste for what might be coming to PS4 and Xbox One later this month.
Data miners believe they have found evidence that players will be able to buy vehicles and properties when Red Dead Online fully launches.
From what has been shared online, players will be able to purchase wagons with mounted weapons on them, among other items.
There’s also a list of properties players will be able to buy as well, much like with Rockstar’s other massive hit, GTA Online.
These ideas seem pretty likely for Red Dead Online, although they haven’t been announced by Rockstar yet.
They remain speculation for now, although we do have an idea of what is coming later in November.
Speaking to IGN before release, Josh Needleman, Senior Producer at Rockstar San Diego, explained that they were going to use the best bits of GTA Online as a template, revealing:
“One of the biggest differences between GTA and Red Dead universes is that you’re often speeding through or flying over a GTA world, whereas in Red Dead Redemption the change of pace elevates the intimacy of the overall experience.
“Like the single-player game’s story of Arthur Morgan, we want people to settle into their online characters and feel like every activity makes sense for the character, the setting and the time. This should feel intimate and personal while still feeling fun and action-packed from moment to moment.
“We’ve tried to take the best elements and best content packs from Grand Theft Auto Online and use them for templates for what we are making here. We feel Grand Theft Auto Online really only found its feet creatively with Heists.
“That pack, along with After Hours, The Doomsday Heist, Gun Running and a few others represent the best of Grand Theft Auto Online, and provided the template for what we wanted to use here, (not in terms of content, obviously, but how they combined narrative, gameplay, modes and other content into a cohesive thematic whole) alongside all of the elements we liked from the old Red Dead Redemption multiplayer.”
So it sounds like expanded heist gameplay and customisable vehicles might be on the cards.
No set release date for this has been confirmed by the development team, past the timeframe of November 2018.
GTA Online took a long time to launch with stable servers, and Rockstar Games will be looking to avoid past mistakes. It’s also unclear at this time if there will be a gap between the beta release and a full launch of the multiplayer mode.
Red Dead Online could generate huge amounts of revenue for parent company Take-Two Interactive.
So it would make sense that they would want to kick off the Red Dead Online beta as soon as they can.
This will make it easier to rid the system of bugs, along with problems with servers and online gameplay.
As you might already know, anyone who owns a copy of Red Dead Redemption 2 will get access to the online mode.
It will not be launched as a separate entity, and anyone who wants access will need to buy the game on PS4 and Xbox One.