Red Dead Redemption Online Beta Coming at the End of the Month

Red Dead Redemption Online Beta Coming at the End of the Month

Red Dead 2 sold more in eight days than the original did in eight years.

Take-Two Interactive posted its report for the financial quarter ending on September 30, 2018 and all eyes were on Red Dead Redemption 2 which was a massive success. So much so that Take-Two is raising its financial outlook for fiscal 2019.

Just how successful was Red Dead Redemption 2? According to Take-Two Red Dead Redemption 2 sold-in more units in the first eight days than the original Red Dead Redemption sold in eight years and has sold over 17 million units worldwide.

In a conference call Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick fielded questions about Red Dead Redemption 2's success and revealed, among other things, that he doesn't believe Red Dead 2's audience is cannibalizing Grand Theft Auto 5's audience, nor does he expect it to when Red Dead Online goes live.

Speaking of Red Dead Online, a report from one video game analyst, Zelnick revealed that the public beta for Red Dead Redemption Online will launch "near the end of the month." We knew that Red Dead Online would push a beta a month after launch, but now we suspect the launch window has been narrowed towards closer to December.

We still don't know what Red Dead Redemption Online will look like, though Rockstar has had tremendous success with Grand Theft Auto Online. Several leaks suggest that property owning in Red Dead Online could be a feature, and perhaps even a battle royale mode. However, the source of the last info was taken down after Rockstar and the news site agreed to a $1.3 million settlement.

You can check out everything we know about Red Dead Online in our Red Dead Redemption 2 Guide. We also have some features to check out including a Red Dead Redemption 2 spoiler guide and a story where we talk to real cowboys about Red Dead 2.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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