I’m an avid fan of all the games Rockstar have made, and have been since I started way back in the day with San Andreas, which is a true classic. Today, however, I’m very worried that their newest game, Red Dead Redemption 2, will not live up to my expectations, not in the gameplay aspect. I’m very excited to get into the open wilderness in gorgeous HD. What I’m concerned about is the business model Rockstar employed with GTA 5 and it’s online, where everything is ridiculously expensive, and missions become a tedious chore.
I’m worried that they will bring this method back for Red Dead online, and even worse, implement microtransactions into the single-player. What if they charge you hundreds of thousands for a new horse? What if they charge even MORE for stallions, or for better breeds? It’s very worrying with how poorly GTA Online was dealt with, where some cars cost millions, and missions only give out thousands at a time, not to mention houses, warehouses, and other vehicles on top of that.
It may seem a tad silly, but if the game does have these leeching microtransactions anywhere near the single player, I know I will be boycotting the game. I pray that they give us a good experience both on and offline, I really want to love this game, but I cannot accept this kind of EA-esque schemes.
So to summarise, I won’t accept any kind of bad treatment of us, the consumer, and I hope they listen to us and revert it if they do add these, or at least tone them down. Aston Cooke, email Rockstar is planning to launch Red Dead Online alongside Red Dead Redemption 2, Aston, and as there are no subscription fees we’re guessing the approach will be similar to GTA Online. Buyers of the single-player game will automatically have access to it, but you won’t have to play it to play through the single-player game. However, a trophy list recently leaked suggests you will have to play online to Platinum it, which might anger completionists.