Red Dead Redemption 2’s online mode was ugly step sister to the story mode when the game first launched. Initially described as a beta, even when fully finished it left a lot to be desired. Since then, there’s been several updates and improvements, but it still feels a way off the calibre of going solo as Arthur Morgan.
More updates are planned though, as Rockstar is relying on Red Dead Redemption 2’s online mode to be the money spinner Grand Theft Auto Online has been. Like Grand Theft Auto V, despite huge sales and critical acclaim for single player, Rockstar have recently confirmed that no solo DLC is planned at all.
It feels like there’s a lot to still be explored, either by breaking out of the canon or delving into some of the side characters.
With the sales figures of GTA and RDR2 plus GTA Online printing literally millions for Rockstar, the possibilities are endless. They could easily produce a DLC to rival Mass Effect’s Citadel Party or The Witcher III’s Blood & Wine, but they seem to want their DLC to be as quick and cost effective as possible.
If they ever change their minds though, Red Dead’s world has a lot of potential.