Today, Rockstar Games officially announced plans for a beta test of Red Dead Redemption 2's online system, set to take place this fall. In a short blog post, the company announced the beta will take place sometime in November 2018 for the PS4 and Xbox One. but failed to detail any costs or requirements of what Red Dead Online will entail. The official game will be released on October 26th.
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.