The Red Dead Online Community Accepts the Game's Inevitable Demise

The Red Dead Online community has been preparing a gaming funeral to coincide with the anniversary of the game's most recent big upgrade.

They had no idea it would be proclaimed officially dead in advance.

July 7, 2022. indicating that Red Dead Online will no longer receive "major thematic content releases" .

The company shifted production efforts to Grand Theft Auto 6.

The announcement comes less than a week before the one-year anniversary of Red Dead Online's last big update, Blood Money, which included a sprinkling of objectives.

You may argue that the writing was on the wall a year ago, but it doesn't make the news any less painful.

Only three years after its introduction, the sun is officially setting on the digital Old West.

The good news for fans is that Rockstar has promised to keeping Red Dead Online running for the time being.

The monthly changes and seasonal events that die-hard fans have come to expect.

The bad news is that a vibrant, creative community has been placed on life support, and the palliative care will not be permanent.