For today, November 27, only players that own the Ultimate Edition of Red Dead Redemption 2 will be able to play. As a reminder, here’s when everyone else will get to play:
Wednesday, November 28: Anyone who played Red Dead Redemption 2 on launch day.
Thursday, November 29: Anyone who played Red Dead Redemption 2 in the first weekend.
Friday, November 30: Anyone who owns Red Dead Redemption 2.
You play the game by selecting an option on the title menu.
This is a big deal both for Rockstar Games and publisher Take-Two. Red Dead Redemption 2 is already a massive hit.
Rockstar is most noted for their GTA series. And while GTA is a juggernaut, Red Dead Redemption is something of a challenge. It’s a slow and deliberate style of play that doesn’t lend itself to the sort of excess that’s served GTA Online so well. Will it catch online the GTA series? Only time will tell.