Red Dead Redemption 2 Devs Are “100% Focused On Online” Content

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For those feeling saturated by online multiplayers games, narrative-focused, single-player campaigns are a blessing. Competitive gameplay isn’t everyone’s cup of tea and that’s why series and sequels like The Last of Us 2 and Red Dead Redemption 2 are as coveted as they are. Regarding the latter, however, it looks like the developers are Rockstar will shift their focus to online for now.

“We’re 100% focused on online right now, because like I said, there’s just so much to do, and we’re just hoping to bring everything that a player can love about single-player into the online world, and fleshed out,” lead online production associate Katie Pica told VG247.

Part of their reasoning behind redirecting their focus from game-of-the-year title is the expansive opportunities they get with Red Dead Online. Akin to the constantly evolving experience with Grand Theft Auto Online, the developers are enticed by the near limitless possibilities with online capabilities. They’re proud of everything the team has accomplished with Red Dead Redemption 2’s campaign so far. For the time being, they want to expand the universe in different ways. Producer Tarek Hamad said:

We’ve said it before, but we all love single-player games, and Red Dead Redemption 2’s absolutely massive story and equally massive epilogue are hopefully evidence of that. The team’s ambitions for Red Dead Redemption 2 were sky high in every way, and when we are building worlds of that scale, the single-player experience almost always leads the way.

Our ambitions for our online games are just as high, and with Red Dead Online we are continuing to build and expand to match the world we created for Red Dead Redemption 2’s story, not just with the roles but other activities, new random events, characters to meet, new ways to engage with the world and further inhabit your character, as well as trying to improve the overall experience.”

“We want to scratch that itch for all different types of players,” said lead open world designer Scott Butchard. “There’s so many different types – those who like playing a villain, or those who want to play the hero. We’ve got to look at that as well, and try and conform to that, if we can, with new builds.”

That’s unfortunate news for those anticipating a DLC for Red Dead Redemption 2, but from the sounds of it they don’t plan on abandoning single-player content anytime soon. For those unopposed to the idea of continuing their Western journey online, Red Dead Online has it covered.

How do you feel about the devs at Rockstar shifting their entire focus to Red Dead Online for the time being? Do you think they’ll eventually bring a DLC for Red Dead Redemption 2, or is the money where the online players are? Let us know what you think in the comments section below or start a conversation on Don’t Feed the Gamers Facebook page. To stay up to date on gaming and entertainment news as it happens, follow us on Twitter! Here are some of our latest:

Red Dead Redemption 2 is available to play on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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