We're all hoping and praying to the Rockstar gods that Red Dead Redemption 2 cross platform play becomes a reality. Rockstar had previously announced that Red Dead Online would launch as a beta in November, but failed to provide any specific dates for the launch at the time.
During an earnings call this week, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick revealed that the Red Dead Online public beta will launch "toward the end of the month". Obviously, that isn't as specific as we'd all like, but it does narrow things down a bit nonetheless.
Although not a part of this quarterly report, Take-Two did provide some figures for Red Dead Redemption, stating that the game shipped over 17 million units, and while shipped does not mean sold, earlier reports of $725 million in sales during its opening weekend shows that the game is a big hit for the publisher.
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Mr Hair said two civilians became involved as well as two police, trying to stop the man from his attack. Hundreds of people watched from behind barricades as police tried to apprehend the attacker.
A brief summary of Read Dead Online on the Rockstar website reads as follows: "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". It's also rumored there will be a Battle Royale mode.
It's perhaps worth pointing out that murdering suffragettes in Red Dead Redemption 2 actually lowers your Honor rating, while attacking members of the Ku Klux Klan improves it, so there's definitely a message that Rockstar wants to get across.
"We look forward to working with our fantastic 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".