A recent Red Dead Online patch is under scrutiny from the game’s community. Multiple issues have been discovered within Red Dead Online’s 1.21 title update.
Players contacted the developer via Rockstar Support about the in-game issues they’d been facing. From connection errors and low animal spawns, the list was endless.
— Joy 🌒 (@JolieyGaming) August 10, 2020
In response, Rockstar said that they were “aware some players may currently be experiencing a range of issues including connection problems, low animal spawn counts, difficulty pitching Camps, entering Moonshine shacks and others.”
The developers added that they were “currently developing fixes to address these and will share more information as it is available.”
— ReaperPR138 (@PR138Reaper) August 11, 2020
The Red Dead community has since taken to social media with clips of their various in-game dilemmas, from a world absent of animals to a horse galloping off the ground, played rather effectively to Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean. Other clips involve glitching horses and carts, and inaccessible wagons.
Recently, it emerged that Tencent Games were set to open a new studio in Orange County, California. This new development means the studio will be working on a new, unannounced AAA open-world game for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.
Interestingly, the studio – LightSpeed LA – will be led by former Rockstar chief, Steve Martin, a key player behind the scenes during the development of Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption 2, to name a couple of his projects.
The new studio works under Tencent’s present Lightspeed & Quantum subsidiary, created back in 2008, one of four studios within the publisher.
Steve Martin released a statement, declaring that the studio will be “ushering a new era of game culture by combining world-class development with a stress-free work environment. From day one, our teams will be focused on building the highest caliber games while promoting integrity, proactivity, collaboration, and creativity.”