Rockstar announced Wednesday, September 19, that Red Dead Redemption 2’s online mode would enter open beta in November after the game is released October 26.
In the announcement Rockstar said Red Dead Online would use Red Dead Redemption 2 as a foundation to make it “ready to explore alone, or with friends.”
The new online mode will also receive “constant updates and adjustments” which makes it sound like Red Dead Online could be quite similar to Grant Theft Auto Online, which used GTA V as its foundation.
Access to Red Dead Online will be free to anyone with a copy of Red Dead Redemption 2 on Playstation 4 or Xbox.
Rockstar said the new online mode would combine story with “competitive and cooperative gameplay in fun new ways.”
Red Dead Redemption 2 is scheduled to come out on October 26 and is one of the most anticipated games of the year.
Red Dead Redemption was released in May of 2010 and has sold more than 15 million copies to date.