Rockstar Basically Admits It's Done With 'Red Dead Online’
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Oh dear. Chances are, even if you’re not personally interested in Rockstar’s rootin’-tootin’ Red Dead series, you’ve probably come across the #SaveRedDeadOnline campaign at some point this year. It’s not that the game is shutting down or anything, but it’s not seen an actual proper content update in almost a full year now, all while GTA Online continues to thrive.
You can understand players’ frustrations - it definitely feels like Rockstar is picking favourites. Earlier this week, fans laid out plans to hold a funeral for the game on 13 July (the one-year anniversary of its last content update), in the hopes of bringing attention to their plight. In a new blog post published yesterday, Rockstar acknowledged the game’s stagnation… and revealed that there aren’t really any plans to do anything about it. Great.
Before we get into the bad news, why not take a look at some of our favourite Red Dead Redemption 2 wins and fails below?
After detailing plans for a new update coming to GTA Online in a few weeks, Rockstar explained that focus has been moving towards GTA VI (we’ve heard that a lot this week, haven’t we?): “We would also like to thank the Red Dead Online community for their continued support and dedication,” they wrote. “Over the past few years, we have been steadily moving more development resources towards the next entry in the Grand Theft Auto series - understanding more than ever the need to exceed players’ expectations and for this next entry to be the best it can possibly be - and as a result, we are in the process of making some changes to how we support Red Dead Online.
“Alongside seasonal special events and experience improvements - plus other changes to enhance and maintain a healthy Red Dead Online environment - we plan to build upon existing modes and add new Telegram Missions this year, rather than delivering major themed content updates like in previous years, and we will continue to highlight and share the creative efforts of our Red Dead community at every opportunity via the Newswire and beyond.”
So, it really doesn’t look like we’re getting any big content updates any time soon, if ever, which sucks. Full speed ahead on the funeral then?