Red Dead Redemption 2 devs discuss Red Dead Online details in new interview

    
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Yesterday, Rockstar Games officially announced that Red Dead Online, the multiplayer component of its upcoming wild-west title Red Dead Redemption 2, will be going live “as a public beta” in November following the game’s PS4 and Xbox One launch on October 26th. Now we’ve got our first round of details about RDO courtesy of an IGN interview with RDR2’s Director of Design Imran Sarwar and Senior Producer Josh Needleman, in which the pair discuss how the lessons learned from Grand Theft Auto Online have influenced RDO as well as how RDO will differ from its modern-day predecessor.

Sarwar states that RDO will “[combine] multiplayer and cooperative gameplay and narrative components in a huge open world.” In regard to GTAO‘s influence on RDO, Needleman says that the team has “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 [in RDO].” He highlights GTAO‘s Heists, “along with After Hours, The Doomsday Heist, Gun Running, and a few others” as providing templates for RDO, albeit “not in terms of content . . . but [in terms of] how they combined narrative, gameplay, modes and other content into a cohesive thematic whole.” For all the details, you can check out the full interview over at IGN.

Source: IGN
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Steely Bob

PC or it didn’t happen…

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Alli

Will it be available on PC? Can I play as a woman? If the answer to either of those questions is no, I’m not interested.

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John Kennedy

Hopefully they won’t just just abandon the base game as they did with GTAV.

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2Ton Gamer

This game has a certain alive world feel that many have yet to see in a game. I for one was not happy that it will not make it to PC, but I’ll be grabbing it anyway because I’m not missing out on this chance to enjoy a good western online.

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Mick the Barbarian

No PC? No deal.

And until I see an official announcement from R*, I don’t believe any of the speculation.

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Life_Isnt_Just_Dank_Memes

They released GTA 4, GTA 5, and LA Noire on PC after the console releases and made TRUCKLOADS of cash off them. Why would you think they wouldn’t release Red Dead 2 later on PC? That’s asinine.

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Loopy

RDR1 was not released on PC. I think it’s reasonable to expect the same for RDR2.

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Life_Isnt_Just_Dank_Memes

Nah. That was a TOTALLY different time for Steam and PC games. They have made so much money off of GTA V on PC that there is ZERO chance they don’t release it on the platform.

In fact, I am going ot go as far as to say your claim is so outrageous that you are trolling me, because it’s impossible for me to accept the spiciness of your take. That much spice is impossible.

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Loopy

I think you might be overreacting just a tad. There are plenty of console-only games that never make it to PC for whatever reason (licensing, publishing, or what-have-you).

Having doubts about this specific product making it onto PC after the developers made 0 indication that it would be happening, i think warrants some doubts. Don’t get me wrong – I would be the first one to rejoice if it ends up being released on PC, but to call people trolls just for having reasonable doubts is a think a bit of a stretch.

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Life_Isnt_Just_Dank_Memes

This is all I needed to know to confirm I’ll be playing on day one:

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