Red Dead Online will be released in December as a standalone game, separate from Red Dead Redemption 2. Rockstar is going to sell the online part for $ 20, but until February next year the price will be $ 5.
Red Dead Online will be available on PlayStation Store, Microsoft Store, Rockstar Games Launcher, Epic Games Store and on Steam, Rockstar writes. Until February 15, 2021, the publisher uses an introductory price of 5 dollars. The regular price is $ 20.
The new standalone version of Red Dead Online will require up to 123GB of storage space and there will be an option to purchase Red Dead Redemption 2’s story mode for a fee. The console version of the full game is currently on sale for about 25 euros.
Rockstar probably wants to increase the number of Red Dead Online players with the single sale. Publisher Take-Two also earns money from in-game purchases that players can make from the online section. It is not known how many players there are currently. The game itself has shipped over 34 million copies to date.
In recent years, Rockstar has invested heavily in Grand Theft Auto: Online, the multiplayer part of GTA: V, which has made it the biggest-grossing entertainment product ever. The 2013 game has sold more than 135 million copies and, including revenues from GTA Online, is estimated to have grossed more than $ 6 billion.