If you’re like me and primarily are only interested in the online/multiplayer aspect for many modern games; then you just might be thrilled to hear that the popular Red Dead Redemption 2 will be making a “split” in a sense, and will now be offering their Red Dead Online feature as a standalone purchase. This might come as strange to many, but it’s seemingly a direction that many companies are heading in. With not only storage space becoming an issue for some titles, but just overall price-points for content you may not even want to play being forced down your throat when deciding whether or not to purchase a title for a particular feature or mode – adds to this very decision.
Starting today, you’ll be able to purchase RDO standalone for the small, temporary launch discount price of $4.99! This will be a 75% discount that is set to last until February 15th. This discount is available on PlayStation 4, Windows PC (Epic Games Store, Rockstar Games Launcher, AND Steam) as well as Xbox One. In addition to this, if you’re a new next-gen adopters, you’ll be happy to know that the game will also be backwards compatible on both Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5.
If online isn’t your thing however, you also have the option to purchase the Red Dead Redemption 2 story mode separately as well, while doing this you’ll also unlock all existing gameplay upgrades and content.
It’s great to see Rockstar appeasing to players who may be interested in jumping into one aspect or another of RDR, while offering them options to purchase the content they’d like to play, rather than forcing then entire package at a larger price-point. I personally will definitely be taking advantage of the online launch offer, as I’ve been meaning to try out Read Dead Online for awhile, but the full price of the game has always been a turn-off seeing that I’ve never been interested in checking out the single-player content.