Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick has acknowledged fan frustration over the lack of updates for Red Dead Online.
Speaking with IGN, Zelnick said:
“Rockstar Games talks about the updates that are coming, and we’re working on an awful lot at Rockstar Games. I’ve heard the frustration, it’s flattering that they want more content, and more will be said by Rockstar in due time.”
Fans of Red Dead Online, the multiplayer component of Red Dead Redemption 2, have been campaigning online. The hashtag #SaveRedDeadOnline is indicative of a slightly restless player base. Red Dead Online is, of course, nowhere near as popular as Grand Theft Auto Online. So it makes sense that Rockstar would concentrate its efforts on supporting that game.
Zelnick initially said that the game would be supported long term. But an e-mail follow-up sent to IGN clarified that Zelnick was “solely referring to the online servers.” In terms of actual content updates, Zelnick didn’t commit.
Red Dead Redemption 2 was a very good game indeed. In VideoGamer’s review, Colm Ahern said:
“Few worlds are as well-realised as the one Rockstar has created for Red Dead Redemption 2. Thanks to some wonderful scripting and stellar performances, the characters you randomly meet in the wild are captured as well as the ones you spend most of your days around camp. How do you follow Red Dead Redemption? You make Red Dead Redemption 2.”