Rockstar Games announces Red Dead Online for Red Dead Redemption 2

We kinda knew this was probably coming, but today Rockstar Games officially revealed Red Dead Online, which is the online framework and experience for Red Dead Redemption 2.

Like Grand Theft Auto Online and Grand Theft Auto V, Red Dead Online will come free with Red Dead Redemption 2 although launch a bit later in November, in public beta form initially, until the kinks are worked out.  The Red Dead Online experience, again like GTAO, can be tackled alone or with friends/strangers, and surely there will be plenty of unlockable content and activities designed to keep players hooked and engaged.

Check out the Red Dead Online announcement from Rockstar below.

Today we?re excited to announce Red Dead Online, a new online connected experience set against the backdrop of Red Dead Redemption 2’s enormous open world.

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

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 will be available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 26, 2018.