Rockstar has announced Red Dead Online, a multiplayer component to Red Dead Redemption 2. The online multiplayer experience will enter beta testing in November for both PlayStation 4 and XBox One. The experience "is an evolution of the classic multiplayer experience in the original Red Dead Redemption, blending narrative with competitive and cooperative gameplay in fun new ways" the press announcement reads.
Red Dead Online is planned for launch in November 2018, initially as a public beta, with more news to come soon. As with most online experiences of this size and scale, there will inevitably be some turbulence at launch. We look forward to working with our amazing and dedicated community to share ideas, help us fix teething problems and work with us to develop Red Dead Online into something really fun and innovative.
Access to Red Dead Online is free to anyone with a copy of Red Dead Redemption 2 on either PlayStation 4 or Xbox One.
Red Dead Redemption 2 launches for XB1 and PS4 on October 26, 2018.