I know what you’re thinking. “Frontiersman? In this economy?!?” You can make it happen with a single Abraham Lincoln — who was very tall, possibly a frontiersman, and definitely a pretty swell guy.
Rockstar is breaking Red Dead Online off from its conjoined twin Red Dead Redemption 2. Starting on December 1, Red Dead Online will be available as a standalone game that only costs $5. That’s just the introductory price, however. On February 16, it jumps to $20.
This isn’t some kneecapped beginner version of Red Dead Online either. It’s the full thing, and will include all future content updates. It’s coming to all platforms — PC, PS4, and Xbox One (and is also playable on new consoles through backward compatibility).
This seems like the strategy for Rockstar going forward., with PlayStation 5 players getting first dibs on checking it out. After that, it appears to be coming to all platforms. Rockstar’s smart to let these games print money without a high introductory price scaring some people off.