It's no secret that Red Dead Online hasn't received nearly as much love and attention as GTA Online. That's the main reason for player frustration with Red Dead Redemption 2's multiplayer offering — looking over the fence at GTA 5, it's clear Rockstar could have turned the Western shooter into a seriously engaging online space. Well, it seems fan feedback has reached all the way to the top, as Take-Two's CEO has been paying attention.
Strauss Zelnick, head honcho of the publisher, spoke to IGN ahead of a financial call recently, explaining that he's aware of fan criticism of Red Dead Online. "Rockstar Games talks about the updates that are coming, and we're working on an awful lot at Rockstar Games," he says, adding that he's "heard the frustration" about a lack of significant new content. Ultimately, though, it will be up to Rockstar to deliver.
All Zelnick can confirm for the time being is that the online servers will remain active for the long-term, and that any new content will be up to Rockstar. The developer's recent updates to Red Dead Online have been quite minor, especially when compared to the immensely successful GTA Online, which has arguably flourished because of a commitment to meaningful updates.
It's not as though RDR2 has no players; in fact, a recent sales figure update puts the game at 44 million copies sold, which is a barnstorming success in anyone's book.
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