Rockstar has announced that it is “making some changes to the way we support Red Dead Online”, including ending “major thematic content updates” as it moves development resources towards GTA 6.
In a new blog post (opens in a new tab)Rockstar says that “Over the last 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 player expectations and make this next entry the best. It possibly can be, and as a result, we’re in the process of making some changes to the way we support Red Dead Online.”
Red Dead Online will continue to host monthly events highlighting various activities in addition to “special seasonal events and experience upgrades,” as well as expansions to existing modes and new Telegram Missions.
However, Rockstar says that it will only deliver these smaller updates “instead of delivering major themed content updates like in previous years.”
Players have been unhappy with the state of the game for some time, launching the #SaveRedDeadOnline campaign and making enough noise to prompt a response from Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick, who said, “I heard the frustration.”
Fans had even been making plans to host an in-game funeral for Red Dead Online on July 13, and while that might have seemed premature a few days ago, many are (opens in a new tab) now convinced (opens in a new tab) that this is the final nail in the coffin of the game.
Some bigger updates are still coming to GTA Online, including a major expansion for various criminal careers and new contact missions that put you as an IAA field agent. That update will be released “in just a few weeks,” along with nerfs to homing missiles, more convenient ways to get snacks, and armor. Rockstar says that there will be more “experience updates” during the summer.
“We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Rockstar Games community for their unparalleled enthusiasm and support,” Rockstar said at the cheep (opens in a new tab) Attached to today’s news.
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