For those of youÂ still playing multiplayer in Rockstar’s popular open-world western, Red Dead Redemption,Â markÂ September 21st onÂ your calenders. ThatÂ Tuesday will be whenÂ the nextÂ add-on pack, ‘Liars and Cheats‘,Â will be released for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. According to Rockstar, this new add-on pack will focus on expanding the free roam multiplayer experience as well as adding new modes to competitive multiplayer.
HereÂ are the additionsÂ fans can expect with this newÂ DLC:
- Multiplayer Poker and Liars’ Dice Games
One of the most fan-requested features comes to multiplayer.
- Multiplayer Horse Races
Ride out against your friends and foes online – with mounted combat guns blazing.
- The Explosive Rifle
An devastatingly destructive new weapon with its own new single-player and multiplayer challenges.
- 7 New Gang Hideouts
Posse up and take on the new Hideouts together to level up quickly.
- 4 New Hunting Grounds
New Hunting Grounds are now visible on the map for all to see, with some of the most action-packed wildlife hunting yet.
- Stronghold Competitive Multiplayer Mode
Teams take turns in attack and defense in multi-tiered Competitive games.
- Posse Scoring and Leaderboards
Compare stats with other posses and compete to see who are the kings of the Free Roam frontier.
- 15 additional multiplayer characters from the Red Dead Redemption storyline are being made available as multiplayer characters, and more all-new Achievements and Trophies.
BackÂ in July, when Rockstar announced these DLC packs, there were a total of four packs set for release. However, the previously announced Free-Roam Pack has been combined with this Liars and Cheats pack due to platform restrictions:
“The Free Roam Pack was originally planned as a free download, but due to the platform networksâ€™ restrictions on numbers of free packs we can give away, we have instead added it to The Liars & Cheats Pack as one Free Roam release..”
While this sounds like an interesting addition to an already great game, I am concerned aboutÂ being charged money forÂ content the game developerÂ intended to be freeÂ because of what sounds like Microsoft’sÂ policies. This appears to be aÂ similar situationÂ to the Metro 2033 DLC released a few weeks ago. Content that these game publishers want to be free end up costing money due to Microsoft’s desireÂ to charge for every piece of add-on content. While it is possible that is not the case in this situation, but looking at past storiesÂ dealing with this issue itÂ isÂ likely to beÂ what is happening here.
So Ranters, anyone looking forward to this add-on pack? Is the Red Dead Redemption online community still going strong?
The Red Dead Redemption Liars and Cheats DLC will be available on September 21st on the PS3 ($9.99)Â and Xbox 360 (800 Microsoft Points).