Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2 is going to be one helluva game, and pretty much every console gamer in the whole world is hyped for the upcoming title.
Launching in just a few days’ time with 60 hours of main story mode, the game will be expanding in November of this year when its online multiplayer version goes live (in beta form, at least).
In an interview with Vulture, Dan Houser of Rockstar Games confirmed that the game’s online mode is planned to be just as immersive as its story mode, saying: “We want it to be as robust as Grand Theft Auto Online, once it’s found its feet creatively.”
Right now, news on the multiplayer mode is a little thin on the ground, but we do know that it’ll allow for up to 32 players, but whether that’s co-op, battle royale or something a little more structured and story-driven is yet to be revealed.
If you’re a PlayStation gamer then you’ll get access to unspecified online features a little earlier than Xbox users.
It’s been confirmed that PlayStation will get some of Red Dead Redemption 2‘s online features 30 days ahead of Microsoft gamers, but it’s yet to be announced what “online features” specifically means. Sorry, Xbox One people! At least it’s only 30 days of exclusivity, right?
As for the 60 hours of single-player story mode available on release, Houser revealed there’d been a huge focus on cutting out any of the game’s filler content, telling Vulture: “we decided one of [the game’s love stories] didn’t work.
“They were never going to work technically or be quite slick enough, or they felt superfluous. We removed a mission on a train where you had to deal with bounty hunters, because it was fun at first, but then it wasn’t. This part of the process is always about compromise and horse trading. Everyone always loses bits of the game they love.”
Speaking on the future of the series, Houser added we might be getting a RD3, saying: “If this one does well enough and we think we have other interesting things to say.”
Red Dead Redemption 2 is set to release on the Xbox One and PS4 on Oct. 26, will you be picking it up?