GTA Online remains one of the most popular modes and Red Dead Redemption fill feature an online component called Red Dead Online. As the launch approaches some fans worried that Rockstar will not be able to regularly update two different online games regularly, and they fear that focus will be shifted on Red Dead Online.
In a recent interview, a high ranking Rockstar North director assured fans that that will not be the case. The developer still plans to support GTA Online for a long time, and updates will still come. In order to keep up, Rockstar to alternate DLC release for the two games, so you will be able to jump into fresh Red Dead online content while DLC for GTA is developed and vice versa. This is an ideal case, and the plan may not always work, but for now the solution seems feasible.
Red Dead Online still remains a history as the studio wishes to keep it secret until it launches later in November. All we know it that it should be a significant improvement over the previous multiplayer in Red Dead Redemption and as Rockstar learned from some GTA Online blunders the experience is set to be more polished. Some sources claim that the online experience will include narrative missions, something that was demanded by GTA Online fans several times.
A large questions remains when it comes to monetization, as 2K has clearly outlined its gaming-as-a-service policy earlier this year, leading many to believe that Red Dead Online will also feature some equivalent of the well-known shark cards. While the shark cards are a safe way to exchange real-world money to currency in order to buy a coveted item, many players have said that they ruin the experience for new players, as progress is slow and they are more vulnerable into buying them.
It remains to be seen if Red Dead Redemption will survive the hype after the game releases later in October.
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