The change allows new players to jump into Red Dead Online without owning Red Dead Redemption 2.
Today, Rockstar announced that Red Dead Online, the multiplayer component of Red Dead Redemption 2, will be available as a standalone game starting next month. This means new players can jump straight into Red Dead Online without having to purchase the base game.
New players who don’t own Red Dead Redemption 2 will be able to purchase Red Dead Online separately starting on December 1, 2020. Those who purchase the standalone game will still have access to all of its future content updates, according to Rockstar.
Get Red Dead Online as a Standalone Game on December 1st.
New players who do not already own Red Dead Redemption 2 can experience everything Red Dead Online has to offer, including access to all future content updates. https://t.co/u09K5UeuAY pic.twitter.com/6Npqn8kNF8
— Rockstar Games (@RockstarGames) November 24, 2020
The RDO standalone will be available on the PlayStation Store, Microsoft Store, Rockstar Games Launcher, Epic Games Store, and Steam. It will have an introductory price of $4.99 until February 15, 2021, after which the price will increase to $19.99. The game will be available on current PlayStation and Xbox consoles as well as PC. Red Dead Online will also be playable on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series consoles via backward compatibility.
Those looking to buy Red Dead Online separately should consider clearing out some storage space on their device. The new standalone version will require a whopping 123 GB of disk space. The game also comes with the option to unlock the Red Dead Redemption 2 story mode as a separate purchase. Stay tuned for more Red Dead Online news and updates.