Red Dead Redemption 2 players on PlayStation 4 will get "first access to to earn select online content," Sony has announced. In a post on the PlayStation Blog, the platform holder said the deal was part of a partnership with developer Rockstar Games.
"Following up Grand Theft Auto V--one of the most successful entertainment properties of all time--Rockstar is set to return with Red Dead Redemption 2, the latest entry in the Red Dead series of games. And there’s no better place to play it than PlayStation," reads the post.
Sony's vice president of PlayStation Brand Marketing, John Koller, said Red Dead Redemption 2 is "handcrafted to take full advantage of the PS4" and promised "more details soon" on the exclusive access PS4 players will have in the game.
The announcement coincides with the release of the first Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer. While the video doesn't provide any story details, or answer that burning question of whether it's a prequel starring John Marston, it did showcase the impressive game world.
There also seemed to be a hint at a connection to the first game, which came in the form of a narrator that sounds a lot like Dutch van der Linde, the character Marston is pursuing in Redemption.
Rockstar has promised a "brand-new multiplayer experience" for Red Dead Redemption 2. It remains to be seen what the online mode will entail, however. Red Dead Redemption featured online multiplayer gameplay, but it was a separate instanced mode where a limited number of people could play together. Since then Rockstar has seen success with Grand Theft Online, which is much larger in scope and content.