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Red Dead Online will be a standalone game starting on December 1st

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The multiplayer portion of Red Dead Redemption II will be a standalone game starting next month. Developer Rockstar Games announced that the mode, called Red Dead Online, will be available to purchase separately on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC starting on December 1st. (It’ll be playable on the next-gen PS5 and Xbox Series X via backwards compatibility.)

To start, the game will be relatively cheap: Rockstar will be selling RDO at an “introductory” price of $4.99. Starting on February 15th, 2021, that price tag will shoot up to $19.99. You may also need to clear out some hard drive space to fit the game, which will clock in at up to 123GB of space. It will also include the option to purchase the main story campaign.

The news shouldn’t be too surprising, as Rockstar followed a similar strategy with the massively popular online offering for Grand Theft Auto V. GTA Online has been a huge success, and a standalone version is coming next year.