This is not good news if you’re hoping for a single-player add-on for Red Dead Redemption 2. Rockstar’s lead online production associate Katie Pica said in a recent interview that the developer is “100% focused” on Red Dead Online. She said that Rockstar’s goal is to put “everything a player can love” about solo play into the multiplayer experience.
This means new activities, characters, and events. Pica said that RDR2’s “absolutely massive” core narrative was proof the company cared about the single-player experience.
This isn’t a big surprise since GTA5 hasn’t had any significant single-player expansions during its lifespan. This is a sharp contrast with the original Red Dead game, though. The original game had plenty of multiplayer updates, but its best-known downloadable content was the Undead Nightmare expansion with a zombie-centric solo node. It looks like that kind of DLC is not in the cards for RDR2 for now.
The money is in the multiplayer crowd since Rockstar and Take Two are making a lot of money with both GTA Online and Red Dead Online. A devotion to multiplayer content could keep the games profitable for years to come and they know this. It’s a solid plan and as long as it is good content it should be great.