The public beta for Red Dead Redemption 2's online mode, titled Red Dead Online, will launch at the end of November.
The news comes from VG24/7, which quotes Take-Two Interactive CEO Strauss Zelnick as saying the game's online mode “will launch in public beta towards the end of the month.”
Take-Two Interactive President Karl Slatoff offered some details about Red Dead Online, saying, “Red Dead Online is an evolution of the classic multiplayer experience in the original Red Dead Redemption, blending narrative with competitive and cooperative game-play in fun new ways."
“Using the gameplay of Red Dead Redemption 2 as a foundation, the vast world of Red Dead Online will be ready to be explored alone or with friends, and will feature constant updates and adjustments to grow and evolve this experience for all players," he continued. "Access to Red Dead Online will be free with the purchase of Red Dead Redemption 2 on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One”
Red Dead Redemption 2 only took eight days to outsell its predecessor, earning over $725 million over its opening weekend. This places it as the second most profitable game by developer Rockstar Games and its parent company Take-Two Interactive with the all-time record retained by Grand Theft Auto V which earned over $800 million worldwide on its first day of release and over $1 billion across its first three days upon its initial release in 2013. It's unclear at this time if the game will go on to outsell Grand Theft Auto V.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is available now on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The public Red Dead Online beta testing will begin later this month.