In the wake of Bethesda’s pre-emptive Fallout 76 apology letter overnight, Rockstar has issued a statement of its own, explaining that “there will inevitably be some turbulence” when Red Dead Online releases next month. The multiplayer component of Red Dead Redemption 2 will go into beta for everyone who owns the main game in November, but the publisher wants your help “fixing teething problems” and transforming the mode into “something really fun and innovative”.
We suppose it’s good that the companies are being upfront, but we do find this kind of correspondence for full-priced products a bit strange. We suppose in Red Dead Redemption 2’s case it’s not as bad as Fallout 76 because there will still be a highly polished single player campaign on offer, but how do you feel about publishers effectively asking players to help bug test their games? It’s a bit weird, right?