Red Dead Redemption 2 developer Rockstar won’t bring any more major themed updates to Red Dead Online as it’s instead using resources on the development of Grand Theft Auto 6.
That’s not to say Red Dead Online will have its support cut completely though as Rockstar said it still plans to update the game with seasonal special events, build upon existing modes, and add new Telegram missions to maintain a healthy online environment.
“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,” Rockstar said.
Rockstar cites existing content such as Specialist Roles and story-based co-op missions, as well as new Telegram Missions coming to RDO this year as things players can look forward to. But ultimately resources are needed for Grand Theft Auto 6.
“We are truly grateful for all the constructive feedback we’ve received up to this point and hope you keep it coming. This direct feedback from players has been instrumental to the ongoing success of both GTA Online and Red Dead Online — and an integral element of what helps us continue to evolve and improve as we push ahead towards the future.”
The developer only confirmed Grand Theft Auto 6 to be in “active development” in February this year and said that any upcoming news would be shared on its own schedule. It was reported earlier this week that Rockstar had also shelved remakes of GTA 4 and the original Red Dead Redemption to again focus on the new entry.
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