Red Dead Redemption 2 fans have been hoping for a single-player DLC for a while now. But in a recent interview with VG247, Rockstar has said that they are only focusing on Red Dead Online, meaning that a single-player DLC in the near future is looking unlikely.
Katie Pica, lead online production associate, told VG247, “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.”
Recently, Red Dead Redemption 2 received an update that saw a lot of new content added to Red Dead's online. The Frontier Pursuits Update added a role-playing element — allowing players to take on one of three roles — as well as some overall quality of life improvements. And this is where the focus is. Rockstar is building and expanding upon the single-player world in Red Dead Online.
Online producer Tarek Hamad said, "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.”
While the future for Red Dead Online looks promising, those wanting a single-player DLC will be left saddened at the news. Much like Grand Theft Auto V, it seems like the world of Red Dead will only be expanded on in the online space.
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