Rockstar Games may have left us hanging with Grand Theft Auto V‘s lack of story DLC, but there is still hope for Red Dead Redemption 2.
During a recent Cowen & Company conference, Take-Two executive Karl Slatoff discussed the potential for story DLC in Red Dead Redemption 2. Slatoff expressed that the decision to bring story DLC to a game varies case-to-case, so while it may not have been the right direction for GTA V, Red Dead Redemption 2 could be a different story.
“Rockstar has specifically said that’s something they would contemplate in the future but hasn’t made any specific announcements about Red Dead or any of their other games going forward,” Slatoff continued. “It is a very lucrative model for us; it is a very compelling model for consumers because it allows them to continue to engage in the game in a way they are used to engaging with the game.”
Fans long expected Grand Theft Auto V to see single-player DLC along the lines of Grand Theft Auto IV‘s ancillary adventures, but the content may have been repurposed into Grand Theft Auto Online content instead. Unlike GTA V‘s single-player experience, GTA Online has benefitted from one of the steadiest streams of new content in the history of gaming, so if Rockstar does decide to focus efforts on a single-player expansion for Red Dead Redemption 2, it remains to be seen if its online component will see the same support as GTA Online.
Details on the upcoming Red Dead Redemption 2 have been on a relatively slow drip since the game was first revealed, but new information recently surfaced after Rockstar showed a number of outlets a gameplay demonstration. We learned more about the organic nature of the game’s open world, how gunplay has evolved from the previous game, improvements to the hunting system, and more. A new trailer also expanded players’ knowledge of the game’s story earlier this month, teasing new details about protagonist Arthur Morgan and his gang of outlaws.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is slated to launch October 26th on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It may be hard to have confidence in that release date after the delays fans have suffered through, but Take-Two assures us there is virtually no chance of it getting delayed again.