Red Dead Redemption 2 fans have been campaigning pretty hard to get their game some attention but the future might be bleak for the online component.
Red Dead Online never managed to reach the heights of GTA Online, largely thanks to the monetisation system that aimed to force people to pay for in-game items and cosmetics, rather than letting them unlock these things by playing to earn them.
In any case, RDO has suffered a lot over the years after release and content updates eventually just stopped, which led the community to start the #SaveRedDeadOnline campaign, hoping to get the attention of Rockstar Games and Take-Two Interactive.
Technically, they succeeded as the recent talk IGN had with T2 CEO , Strauss Zelnick, confirmed he is aware of the situation. Initially, his comments sparked some hope as it seemed like he confirmed upcoming updates by Rockstar Games.
It was not meant to be, however, as a T2 spokesperson reached out to the publication soon after the article went up, clarifying that Zelnick was only referring to keeping the servers for RDO up.
The way these statements were worded are quite discouraging if you are hoping to see some new things in Red Dead Online in the near future as the last "big" addition was Capitale and the associated missions.
Seemingly without major content updates planned, it would also mean that the story missions we got so far will be abandoned without ever getting wrapped up.