Rockstar confirms major Red Dead Online support is done, in favor of focusing on Grand Theft Auto

Red Dead Online support

“We have been steadily moving more development resources towards the next entry in the Grand Theft Auto series”

Major Red Dead Online support is coming to an end, according to a new blog post directly from Rockstar Games.

After spending the majority of the post talking about how much stuff is coming to GTA Online, the team broke the news to fans that major development would no longer be a focus for Red Dead Online — something a lot of folks felt was a long time coming. Here’s the initial salvo:

“Over the past few years, we have been steadily moving more development resources towards the next entry in the Grand Theft Auto series — understanding more than ever the need to exceed players’ expectations and for this next entry to be the best it can possibly be — and as a result, we are in the process of making some changes to how we support Red Dead Online.”

It’s a carefully-worded statement that you’ve read a billion times: the “end of life,” or “maintenance mode” post that tries not to piss off fans. While Red Dead Online users will keep getting monthly and seasonal events (as well as telegram missions), “major themed content updates” are out, and the team says that they’ll continue to share fan creations on social media.

Expect Rockstar to fully embrace the GTA universe for the foreseeable future, as it continues to spice up their moneymaker GTA Online, and continues working on the next mainline game — which is for sure going to break tons of records and make investors very happy.

Chris Carter
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