Rockstar Games' recent project Red Dead Redemption 2 released a beta for their online component, Read Dead Online, but the publisher has since confirmed they plan to make adjustments to the in-game economy after backlash from players. The game is set in the old west, and follows a group of bandits on the run from the march of progress. The online beta for the game went live this past weekend for everyone to enjoy.
Red Dead Redemption 2 serves as a prequel to the previous project, and was released in October. Players of the game know that Arthur Morgan is the playable campaign character. Morgan is a senior member of the Van der Linde gang, same group that featured original protagonist James Marston. Arthur navigates his way through the world as an outlaw as he hunts enemies, rides horses, and comes to terms with the more civilized wild west.
Rockstar Games addressed the frustrations fans are having with the online beta. Much like Grand Theft Auto 5, RDR is receiving negative attention for its deplorable economy. The beta for the game started going live last week, on Nov. 27, for those with the Ultimate Edition. Those that bought the game early were granted access on Nov. 29, and everyone else joined in the next day. Once the online beta launched for everyone, fans took to social media to express their displeasure with the game's pricing and reward system. Rockstar will be adding the necessary adjustments to the online beta starting this week, and will continue into the next.
"Thanks to everyone who has participated in the Beta so far, we appreciate your help in testing the game! Your feedback from these early days will be instrumental in helping formulate updates to every aspect of the experience. Our current areas of focus include the in-game economy, which will require some additional balancing in order to ensure all activities are appropriately rewarding and fun, as well as some persistent bugs that are causing some players to be kicked from sessions. The game has been developed so that we will be able to quickly make any adjustments like these, and we plan to get updates out as early as the end of this week with more updates to come next week."
Red Dead Online allows players to roam the wild west, and rank up solo or with friends. The current state of the game is subject to change, and it is not yet known whether character data will transfer over from the beta. RDR gives players the opportunity to make money by hunting, and completing tasks for non playable characters on the map but the payouts have gamers scratching their heads since the payouts aren't enough to afford the overpriced necessities in the games environment.
It is great to know that the issue will be dealt with, but the reception to the in-game changes will reflect whether the changes were for the better. Read Dead Redemption 2 online is available for Xbox and Playstation players alike to explore and leave their marks. There's been no word on what day this week fans should expect an update, but it should arrive before the week wraps.
Source: Rockstar Games