Red Dead Redemption 2’s recent unveiling (an arguably underwhelming one, too) has been followed up by Sony with an official statement regarding exclusivity.
Thankfully, it’s nothing too drastic, but it’s something; PlayStation users will be given exclusive early access to Red Dead Online’s DLC, leaving Xbox One players left out for what’s currently an unspecified amount of time come each DLC’s release.
It’s a statement that’s sure to upset many, and perhaps excite others – and we’d imagine Sony themselves will be glad for the extra sales the deal should generate. After all, Red Dead Redemption has attained legendary status within the industry. That’s certainly got to count for something.
On the official PlayStation blog, we’re told the following:
We are pleased to announce that PS4 players get first access to earn select online content in the vast open world of Red Dead Redemption 2. Check back on PlayStation.Blog for more details soon and for all of the latest information on Red Dead Redemption 2.
Perhaps this new deal signals a brewing ‘friendship’ between Sony and Rockstar – could we be seeing more like this in the months and years to come? Exclusivity is inconvenient for some, but it works well where profit’s concerned. Sony’s a business, and Rockstar’s a business. Do the math.
Hopefully, the exclusivity deal won’t be too much of a hassle. Considering the immense fun to be had in GTA Online, I’d hate to be left in the dust whilst seeing what I could be doing had I owned a PlayStation instead.
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Red Dead Redemption 2 releases next fall for Xbox One and PS4 – and there’s no word on a PC version just yet.
Check out the announcement trailer for the new Read Dead game below – and keep an eye on Fraghero for all the best on Red Dead Redemption 2 and more.