Rockstar has moved resources from Red Dead Online and onto GTA 6 to “exceed players’ expectations”
In a blog post published last week, Rockstar discussed the future of Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Online. On the one hand, GTA Online will be getting a new content update in the next few weeks. On the other, RDO won’t be getting any more major content, with Rockstar “moving more development resources” over to GTA 6. This more or less solidifies the death of Red Dead’s multiplayer companion.
Since its launch around a month after Red Dead Redemption 2, it always felt like RDO was lacking something. Rockstar have added more content through the specialist roles to make the online mode more worthwhile. However, it never quite got the same attention as its GTA counterpart, and now it seems it never will.
A rep to live up to
At the moment, we don’t know much about GTA 6 other than development is “well underway”. Clearly, though, Rockstar is aware of the games they’re following up with this release. Red Dead 2 had the biggest opening weekend in entertainment of all time. Meanwhile, Grand Theft Auto V is the second-best selling video game of all time, with only Minecraft beating it. So, no doubt it’s all hands on deck at Rockstar to try and make a game that would surpass these high expectations.
Likely great news for fans looking forward to GTA 6, but any Red Dead fans hoping for RDO to be continually improved through updates will be sorely disappointed. Although, this lack of support was all but confirmed. Some fans had already planned a funeral for RDO before this news came about to “celebrate one year of Red Dead Online being abandoned”. The same account did somewhat of a postmortem in a Twitter thread after Rockstar’s announcement on the future of RDO.
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