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Red Dead Online is becoming a standalone game on December 1st [Update: Now available]

It’s been almost two years since the launch of Red Dead Online and now Rockstar Games is spinning it off as its own game.

Starting Tuesday, December 1st, Red Dead Online will be available for purchase as a standalone game.

If you don’t own Red Dead Redemption 2, you can now just play the online portion and get access to all future content updates.

According to Rockstar, in Red Dead Online you can,

Forge your own path across any of five unique Specialist Roles. These include apprehending everyone from low-level criminals to notorious gangs as a Bounty Hunter, learning the secrets of the animal kingdom as a Naturalist or hunting wildlife as a means for source materials as a Trader, searching for exotic treasures as a Collector, to even running your own underground Moonshine distillery.

There are also Free Roam Missions, Events and Daily Challenges.

Red Dead Online will be available for purchase from PlayStation Store, Microsoft Store, Rockstar Games Launcher, Epic Games Store and Steam for $7.49 CAD ($4.99 USD) until February 15th, 2021.

The regular price for the game is $29.99 CAD ($19.99 USD) and you’ll need Xbox Live Gold and/or PlayStation Plus to play. Red Dead Redemption 2 (and included Red Dead Online) is playable on Xbox Series X & S and PS5

The game requires 123GB of storage space and will include an option to purchase Red Dead Redemption 2: Story Mode.

Update – December 1st, 2020: Red Dead Online is now available for purchase standalone from the PlayStation Store, Microsoft Store, Rockstar Games Launcher, Epic Games Store and Steam.

*Note: For some reason, the PlayStation Store is showing the game for $29.99 CAD (the full price) and there’s no product page on the Epic Games Store

Source: Rockstar Games


By Sachin Bahal

Sachin is the editor-in-chief of TheCanadianTechie, a site he started in 2012 to become the ultimate, independent source for tech enthusiasts or “techies”. He is a versatile writer with a passion for technology and loves to write about gaming, entertainment, tech and more.

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