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Rockstar Games talk Red Dead Redemption 2 single-player DLC

Published: 08:51, 28 September 2019
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Rockstar Games are not working on single-player DLC for Red Dead Redemption 2 it's been confirmed by the company in the latest interview. The studio is completely focused on Red Dead Online and want to bring single-player into the online world.

There's been a lot of rumours floating around, suggesting that Rockstar Games could be working on a singleplayer DLC for Red Dead Redemption 2. Recently, players found zombies in the game, which was an obvious hint at the Undead Nightmare DLC. However, Rockstar Games did not officially confirm anything, despite the rumours suggesting we may get a new singleplayer experience.

Today, Rockstar finally revealed what exactly they are working on at the moment and those who hoped that the studio are looking to expand the Red Dead Redemption 2 story will be disappointed to hear that Rockstar are fully focused on Red Dead Online and are looking to bring single-player experience in the online world. 

"We’re 100% focused on online right now, because like I said, there’s just so much to do, and we’re just hoping to bring everything that a player can love about single-player into the online world, and fleshed out," lead online production associate Katie Pica explained in the latest interview with VG247.

As you can see, Rockstar's plans are to continue adding more to Red Dead Online and possibly give players more solo experiences trough various content drops. Of course, there are many players who just stray away from online modes, and would rather get a traditional single-player DLC but that, sadly, is not going to happen.

Rockstar picture showing multiple charachters riding horses in the desert Red Dead Redemption 2

Rockstar say that they absolutely love single-player games and point out that Red Dead Redemption 2's story is a perfect example of that. Indeed, the story was massive and the game's epilogue was a story for itself. It's also possible that Rockstar packed so much single-player content in Red Dead Redemption 2 so their main focus now is Red Dead Online. Here's what online producer Tarek Hamad said about the single-player campaign and how they plan to translate that to Red Dead Online.

“The team’s ambitions for Red Dead Redemption 2 were sky high in every way, and when we are building worlds of that scale, the single-player experience almost always leads the way. Our ambitions for our online games are just as high, and with Red Dead Online we are continuing to build and expand to match the world we created for Red Dead Redemption 2’s story, not just with the roles but other activities, new random events, characters to meet, new ways to engage with the world and further inhabit your character, as well as trying to improve the overall experience.” 

Red Dead Redemption 2 - Gameplay footage reveal gallery

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Rockstar Games have released the first gameplay video of Red Dead Redemption 2 that featured a narrator explaining the differences between the first game and the highly anticipated sequel. You can see the entire gameplay video here.

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