Red Dead Online was recently released. It appears that there will be a week-long staggered launch, in order to get all the players in. It takes that much time so that the developers have a chance to ease their servers into it.
The Rockstar team published a lengthy news post in which we are offered more details. For example, the developers talked about how much they will keep the game in beta. They mentioned that they are willing to maintain Red Dead Redemption it there for as long as it is needed. That is because they want to make sure that they offer us the best possible version.
We are aiming to deliver a stable and fun experience while collecting as much crucial information and feedback as possible to help us continually improve Red Dead Online. As with any Beta period, we plan to take the time necessary throughout to make Red Dead Online a complete, fun and fully-functional experience, which may take several weeks or months as we continually work to fix bugs, improve systems and implement player feedback into current or future plans.
Rockstar also warned players that their Red Dead Online progress might not be permanent. Therefore, you’d better not get too excited just yet.
More to come
The developers also assured us that they will continue to add new updates to the game. “The world of Red Dead Online will be a continually expanding experience. There will also be some additions and updates throughout the Beta period,” they wrote. For example, this week players were able to set up their Camp, ride in a Posse with their friends. Numerous other activities are possible as well. In the game, you can explore (either on your own or with your friends), you can go hunting, fishing or you can bond with your horse.
Laura Modin has lived in Las Cruces her whole life. Laura has worked as a journalist for nearly a decade having contributed to several large publications including the Yahoo News and The The Santa Fe New Mexican. As a journalist for News Lair, Laura covers national and international developments.