Starting on December 1, Red Dead Online will be available as a standalone game, Rockstar confirmed. The standalone game will be available on the PlayStation Store, Microsoft Store, Rockstar Games Launcher, Epic Games Store, and Steam. Until February 15, 2021, Red Dead Online will be 75% off for only $4.99. The game will cost $19.99 after the sale. 

For new players to the Western epic, they’ll be able to “experience everything Red Dead Online has to offer, including access to all future content updates.” There are five unique Specialist Roles to undertake, as well as A Land Of Opportunities, which is described as “a series of story-based cooperative missions for two to four players.” There are showdown modes too, and competitions that’ll see “players and teams compete in classic gunfights and objective-based competitions like capturing territory or supplies.” Plus, Red Dead Online will offer Free Roam Missions and events, poker matches, and daily challenges. 

PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold subscriptions are required to play. Plus, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Red Dead Online will be backward compatible for next-gen consoles. 

Finally, Red Dead Online will take upwards of 123GB of storage space, with an option available to unlock the story mode of Red Dead Redemption 2 separately. There is no word on how much it will cost to purchase the story mode of Red Dead Redemption 2.

recent leak appeared to suggest that an enhanced and remastered version of Red Dead Redemption 2 would be arriving on next-gen platforms by December 2021. The alleged new edition to Rockstar’s western saga, titled The Outlaws Collection, appeared on listings via Amazon, but the internet was quick to intercept the listings and debunk them as a hoax. 

In other Rockstar news, the New York-based studio recently confirmed all of the backward compatible titles for next-gen consoles. Several Grand Theft Auto titles made the cut, including San Andreas and GTA V, as well as Red Dead Redemption and it’s sequel.