Red Dead Redemption 2’s multiplayer will come in the form of Red Dead Online, Rockstar Games announced on Wednesday. A public beta will launch in November, a few weeks after the main game’s late-October release.
In a press release, Rockstar Games describes Red Dead Online as “a new online connected experience set against the backdrop of Red Dead Redemption 2’s enormous open world,” as well as “an evolution of the classic multiplayer experience in the original Red Dead Redemption.”
They go on to note that Red Dead Online ”[blends] narrative with competitive and cooperative gameplay in fun new ways,” using Red Dead Redemption 2 gameplay as a foundation, and allowing for both solo and co-op play. They also promise “constant updates and adjustments.”
“As with most online experiences of this size and scale, there will inevitably be some turbulence at launch,” the studio acknowledges. “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.”
Red Dead Online will be available for free to anyone who owns the main game. Red Dead Redemption will release on Oct. 26 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Stay tuned to Paste: Rockstar promises there’s “more news to come soon.”