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Rockstar are slowing down Red Dead Online support to focus on GTA VI

Published: 17:54, 07 July 2022
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Rockstar have confirmed that they've been steadily moving Red Dead Online developers towards the Grand Theft Auto VI. 

It looks like Rockstar Games are officially moving away from Red Dead Online, as many fans feared. Over the last months, Red Dead Online players have been asking for more updates and more transparency regarding the game's post-launch support in the coming years but Rockstar have remained silent on the matter, until today.

Rockstar confirmed in the latest blog post that they have been slowly moving to Grand Theft Auto VI which is one of the biggest reasons for the lack of content in Red Dead Online.

"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," they've written in the blog post. 

Players can expect smaller updates like monthly events, seasonal special events and new Telegram Missions this year. Rockstar confirmed they will not be delivering any major themed content updates like in previous years, which will certainly come as a massive disappointment to the fans of the western. 

"Alongside seasonal special events and experience improvements — plus other changes to enhance and maintain a healthy Red Dead Online environment — we plan to build upon existing modes and add new Telegram Missions this year, rather than delivering major themed content updates like in previous years."

YouTube GTA VI mockup showing a car in the city Rockstar is now fully focusing on GTA VI

So is this the start of the end of Red Dead Online? It does seem like it. With no major updates on the way, it's safe to say that Rockstar have moved the majority of developers towards Grand Theft Auto VI. The small team that is currently working on Red Dead Online will be delivering further optimisations and fixing potential issues that occur along the way, in addition to the already mentioned small content drops.

To be fair, this was expected given how silent Rockstar have been regarding Red Dead Online over the last months. 

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