Red Dead Redemption 2 Online Beta Out 'Towards The End' Of November

Red Dead Redemption 2 Online Beta Out 'Towards The End' Of November

Several years on, and Take-Two reports a major portion of its revenue comes from in-game purchases and currency, specifically for GTA Online.

In a call to investors following the delivery of its Q2 2019 financials, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick said that Red Dead Online will launch "towards the end of the month". Rockstar had previously announced that Red Dead Online would launch as a beta in November, but failed to provide any specific dates for the launch at the time. Red Dead Redemption 2 is now sitting in commercial history as the biggest opening weekend for any form of entertainment and over $725 million in retail sell-through in just its first three days out in the wild.

Take-Two Interactive has officially released its Q2 FY19 financial report, showing some impressive numbers with $493 million in revenue, as well as impressive shipped and earning numbers for GTA 5, National Basketball Association 2K19, and the recently released Red Dead Redemption 2. Access to Red Dead Online will be free with the purchase of Red Dead Redemption 2 on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

A brief summary of Read Dead Online on the Rockstar website reads as follows: "Red Dead Online is an evolution of the classic multiplayer experience in the original Red Dead Redemption, blending narrative with competitive and cooperative gameplay in fun new ways". Anyone who owns a copy of RDR2 will have free access to Red Dead Online; there's no indication the multiplayer mode will be made available separately.

"As with most online experiences of this size and scale, there will inevitably be some turbulence at launch", says Rockster.