Rockstar Aware Of RDR Multiplayer Issues, Patch Incoming
Although Red Dead Redemption is one hell of a great game, it does have a few multiplayer issues, which have been noted by many PlayStation Network and Xbox Live users.
It seems like a common trend to have a game, even of the highest quality, suffer from a few online multiplayer drawbacks when it first becomes available. Unfortunately, Rockstar's latest is no exception, as people have complained of connectivity failures and other problems concerning completion of certain objectives. But the development team is well aware of the complaints, and as they've just explained, they're currently working on a patch, which should be ready to go next week:
"We are aware that there are still some of you out there experiencing issues with Red Dead Redemption, including multiplayer connectivity and getting the Mo Van Barr bounty. We are currently testing a Red Dead Redemption title update for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 that aims to fix these and other items. Due to the unpredictable nature of the testing and console manufacturer submission process, we cannot pin down a very specific date and time, but we do expect this to be released for download for both systems by the end of next week. We can assure you we are working with our partners at Microsoft and Sony to make this title update available literally as soon as possible."
And as an act of contrition, they intend to release the Expert Hunter and Savvy Merchant outfits (along with related challenges) later this summer for free. That's what we like to see. They admit everything isn't perfect, actively seek a fix, and at the same time, offer a consolation as compensation for any difficulties we may have suffered. ...okay, that may sound like exaggeration, but we still appreciate Rockstar's stance on this subject.
P.S. However, they do wish to remind you that some of the multiplayer connection issues can be fixed on your end; check your online settings for "optimal online compatibility."
Related Game(s): Red Dead Redemption
6/3/2010 10:36:45 AM Ben Dutka