Rockstar Games Discusses Not Adding Single-Player DLC To Red Dead Redemption 2, Focusing On Red Dead Online

Rockstar Games Discusses Not Adding Single-Player DLC To Red Dead Redemption 2, Focusing On Red Dead Online
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Back in October of last year, Rockstar Games launched Red Dead Redemption 2, and the game’s single-player story ended up being, at the very least, as good as RDR1’s. Also back in October of last year, Rockstar launched a free beta for Red Dead Online, and slowly but surely, the mode found its stride and is now available to be purchased.

Because Grand Theft Auto V’s online mode ended up being a huge money-maker for Rockstar, the devs have turned their attention to creating the best possible online world for Red Dead Redemption 2, as they want it to have the same longevity as GTA Online.

Unfortunately, because they’re focusing on adding multiplayer-related content, Rockstar, at least as of right now, isn’t planning on adding any single-player DLC to Red Dead Redemption 2, which is unfortunate, as there’s a ton of potential there. Of course, we’ll probably get another single-player experience with the Red Ded Redemption series, but we might be a decade away from getting it because it’ll likely be in the form of a brand new game.

Scott Butchard, who is the lead open-world designer at Rockstar Games, recently spoke with VG247, where he explained why the devs are focusing on Red Dead Online as opposed to creating more single-player content for the critically acclaimed title.

“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,” explained Butchard. “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.”

After experiencing the conclusion of Red Dead Redemption 2’s epilogue, which set up the events of the first game, some fans were calling for a Sadie Adler DLC expansion. But, if Sadie’s story is going to continue, we’ll probably have to wait until the next generation of consoles, because it’ll be quite a while before we get another installment in the Red Dead series.

But, if you enjoy Red Dead Online, then this is good news for you, as the devs will likely continue to add content to the mode over the next few years if it remains successful, as they’ve continued to support GTA Online since its launch back in 2013.