It’s becoming increasingly common for DLC to be made available for games shortly after release. However, it’s rare to see it offered for free. Well, that’s just what Rockstar is promising for their upcoming Western, Red Dead Redemption.
What’s even more surprising is that the DLC will actually provide a substantial amount of new content.
The Outlaws to the End co-op mission pack will consist of six co-operative multiplayer missions, with two to four players, and will also come with additional achievements and trophies to unlock. Details of three of the missions have been revealed, with three more to follow:
Walton’s Gang have taken control of a mining camp rich with gold. Fight through the camp and load your mine cart with as much gold as you can carry and get out as fast as you can – Walton’s boys have rigged the place to blow!
Ride a raft down river, taking out rebel encampments along the way until you reach the rebel stronghold of Nosalida and a final epic battle for the town’s massive weapons caches. Watch out for Gatling gun-equipped enemy rafts.
The Mexican Army has the town of Tesoro Azul under siege. Storm the gates under heavy cannon, Gatling gun and sniper fire to destroy the Mexican artillery placements.
No specific date was given, but the DLC will be released simultaneously on both Xbox Live and PlayStation Network in June.
In addition to Outlaws to the End, Rockstar also plans to release two more DLC updates at some point in the summer. No details were given, but the press release specified that pricing info is to follow, so it’s unlikely that these updates will also be offered for free.
All things considered, Red Dead Redemption is shaping up to see some extensive post-release content. Rockstar did a commendable job with additional content after the release of GTA4, and it would be great to see that kind of effort with RDR.