And now RDR2 is out, attention among fans is shifting towards when Red Dead Online will be out.
Anyone with the Ultimate Edition of Red Dead Redemption 2.
Looking at the Achievements and Trophies in Red Dead Redemption 2 we can see that players will be rewarded for forming a persistent Posse, much like GTA Online gangs.
The next group of people to be given access is anyone who played the game on October 26 (that's Red Dead Redemption 2's launch day). "We look forward to working with our fantastic and dedicated community to share ideas, help us fix teething problems and work with us to develop Red Dead Online into something really fun and innovative".
Those who played Red Dead Redemption 2 on launch day can play on November 28.
Staggering the launch by when you first played is an unusual strategy, but given Red Dead Redemption 2 sales and the messy launch of the online component of the similarly successful Grand Theft Auto V, it seems Rockstar wants to spread out that server load as much as possible.
Let us know in the comments if you're planning on playing Red Dead Online this week for yourself.
Assuming that you jump into Red Dead Online this week when it goes live for you, keep in mind that this is a beta. The answer is nearly certainly the latter - after all, it made endless truckloads of cash money for Rockstar and Take-Two Interactive - but it's possible it will maybe even be a hybrid of both. Considering Red Dead Online will only support 32 players at launch, you should temper expectations.
"Access to Red Dead Online is free to anyone with a copy of Red Dead Redemption 2 on either PlayStation 4 or Xbox One".
Those who played Red Dead Redemption 2 in the first weekend can play on November 29.
"Stay tuned for more details about Red Dead Online in the weeks ahead".