Rockstar Games has confirmed that it will be significantly winding down support for Red Dead Online as they focus their attention on Grand Theft Auto 6 (GTA 6) development. This seemingly confirms what players have believed for some time, showcased when players even held announced in-game funeral for Red Dead Online yesterday, which will be held on the one-year anniversary since the release of any new updates for the title.
The company made the official announcement on their website, citing that as they shift more development resources to Grand Theft Auto 6, they will be focusing less on Red Dead Online. Rockstar also cited that the shift in resources was to “exceed players’ expectations” for the next GTA, stating rather diplomatically that they are “making some changes to how we support Red Dead Online“.
Rockstar has stated that they will be enhancing existing modes in Red Dead Online rather than adding any more new modes or major updates.
“Firstly, with both new and experienced players engaging in the wealth of activities already added to this massively rich world including Specialist Roles, story-based cooperative missions, competitive Showdown Modes, and much more, we will continue to showcase these unique additions through Red Dead Online’s monthly events as we move forward, so players of all levels can enjoy everything the vast frontier has to offer.
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, and we will continue to highlight and share the creative efforts of our Red Dead community at every opportunity via the Newswire and beyond.”
Rockstar went on to thank its players for the support that they have given the company as well as both Red Dead Online and GTA Online.
“Once again, we want to thank the community for their continued support. We are truly grateful for all the constructive feedback we’ve received up to this point and hope you keep it coming.
This direct feedback from players has been instrumental to the ongoing success of both GTA Online and Red Dead Online — and an integral element of what helps us continue to evolve and improve as we push ahead towards the future.”
GTA 6 was confirmed to be in development by Rockstar earlier this year but we still don’t have an official announcement from the developer as to when we can expect it. Though, according to a report, we should be getting a full reveal later this year as the development has drastically sped up, as confirmed by Rockstar’s update on Red Dead Online.
Source: Rockstar Games