Rockstar games have announced details about Red Dead Online. first of all, The online mode will be a connected experience with RDR 2 open world. RDO is a step up from the previous RDR multiplayer. Above all RDO will be a rich and blended experience. RDO will have a narrative with competitive and co-op play. Even more, RDO will constant updates and adjustments for years to come.
Red Dead Online will launch in November 2018. However, Red Dead Online will launch as a public beta. Access to RDO will be free to anyone with a copy of Red Dead Redemption 2.
Beyond this, Rockstar gave more information on RDO during an interview with IGN. RDO will take inspirations from GTA Online. This will benefit in how RDO mixes online with narratives.
Above all, the devs talked about why Red Dead Online is not launching alongside Red Dead Redemption 2. The main reason being evolving both modes of the game separately. This offers a more fleshed out and cohesive experience. Furthermore, the devs want to address the issues and iron out issues while being in the beta phase.
Red Dead Online will be a more grounded experience. Unlike GTA Online RDO will have the unique 19th century feel to it. However, the narratives will have a similar structure to those from GTA Online.
link to the complete interview is given down below