No major updates for Red Dead Online

A lone cowboy wanders across a graveyard during sunset.

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Rockstar Games has confirmed what many have already suspected: there will be no major content updates for Red Dead Online move forward. Instead, the company is shifting resources to focus on the next tranche in the pipeline Grand Theft Autoo series. It also confirmed that more updates and quality of life improvements are to come for its wildly popular open-world crime simulator. GTA Online.

in the a blog post published today on Rockstar’s official websitethe publisher outlined its future plans for both of them GTA Online and Red Dead Online. And while Rockstar had a lot to say about the future of its online GTA game it said very little about its online open world westerns. What it had to say wasn’t great, as the publisher basically announced that the game is on life support and will no longer be a priority for the company.

While Rockstar said thank you RDO Community and fans for sticking with the game over the past few years has had some bad news for people who still enjoy it RDO. According to Rockstar, “continuously more development resources” have been shifted toward the next entry in the GTA Series, rumored for a long time GTA6. It says it wants the next game to “exceed player expectations” and the resources it was once dedicated to RDO have moved GTA6 instead of this.

That matches what kotaku has heard from sources that the company is devoting more and more of its resources to the next venture GTA game, up to Even plans for future remasters are canceled.

Rockstar will continue to hold month-long events in Red Dead Online and plans to add some new Telegram missions.

However, the publisher confirmed that they have no plans to release major themed content updates for RDO advance, like the previous Blood Money or Moonshiners.

Alongside seasonal special events and experience improvements – plus other changes to improve and maintain healthy health Red Dead Online Environment – this year we plan to build on existing modes and add new Telegram missions, rather than providing large themed content updates like previous years, and we will continue to highlight and share our creative efforts red dead community at every opportunity across the Newswire and beyond.

It’s not the news Red Dead Online Players were hoping, but it’s not surprising either. At this point, many in the community have declared the game dead, and some are even planning to hold a funeral later this month to mourn the game lack of updates and lack of support.

With this news from Rockstar, the publisher has essentially put the game on life support, and while it will remain active and receive some tiny updates later, the reality is that Rockstar is now fully focused on Rockstar GTA Online and GTA6 instead of digital cowboys and the horses they rode in.