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Some of the timed exclusive content coming to PS4 at launch has been revealed.

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These items will be available at launch for PS4 users in singleplayer and Red Dead Online according to various sources, the same content will be available on Xbox One 30 days later.

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The DLC that fans playing Red Dead Redemption 2 on PlayStation 4 will initially get before their Xbox One counterparts has been revealed. Luckily - for the Xbox players that is - none of the content seems to be particularly substantial, at least for now.

Sony and Rockstar recently disclosed that their partnership includes a timed exclusivity deal on certain DLC, so some future Red Dead Online content will have a similar delay.

Turning to the content at hand, PS4 players will be given access to four items upon the game's launch that Xbox One players will need to wait 30 days to receive. There are no missions, activities or other gameplay content among them, only customization items. These are an outfit, a horse, a saddle and a weapon.

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The Grizzlies Outlaw Outfit is a set of clothing items well suited for mountain weather. Rugged and warm while still allowing unhindered motion, the outfit is a combination of a fur-lined leather coat, vest and boots that are styled to match the custom belt. Keep in mind that Red Dead Redemption 2's outfit system allows mixing and matching individual clothing items, so you can keep just the coat or boots and pick something else to go along with them.

The Red Chestnut Arabian Horse is described to be in a class above wild horses. This likely means that the stats will be better than on horses you capture and tame yourself out in the open world, though we have yet to see how significant a gameplay impact this has. This horse is another example of the level of detail Rockstar is going for, as it features anatomical traits typical of Arabian breeds. While the outfit will be available upon game launch, this and the other items will only arrive alongside Red Dead Online.

You'll also get a nice saddle to go with your horse - an Alligator Skin Ranch Cutter Saddle to be precise. This alligator saddle is an upgraded version of the default saddle, and provides players with health and stamina bonuses allowing the horse to keep up a dash for longer and at higher speeds.

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Finally, there is the High Roller Double-Action Revolver. The weapon has a ridiculously detailed engraving as well as customization on a number of its components that actually make sense in the context of the engineering these guns had at the time. While these items don't affect gameplay in any great capacity, they sure do champion Rockstar's attention to detail.

The fact that the horse, saddle and gun are only coming when Red Dead Online is released leads us to suspect they may not even be available in story mode at all, much like how GTA Online DLC isn't accessible in the game's single player mode either. We'll be a tad disappointed if this is the case, but it wouldn't be a surprise.

Red Dead Redemption 2 will be releasing on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on the 26th of October.

The post Red Dead Redemption 2 PS4 Early Access Items Revealed appeared first on RDR2.

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45 minutes ago, YodaMan 3D said:

It isn't free.  Sony negotiated the price and I am sure they included it in your price of the game.

Well, RDR2 retails for $59.99 USD whether it's on PS4 or XB1, right?   .....unless I'm missing something and these things are only available in a special PS4 pack that costs more?

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I would speculate that Sony in their negotiations figures it part of the price, xbox gets access 30 days later.    Now considering DLCs, generally are already done by the release of the game.  They just cut it out and release it later and charge you a premium price.  Rockstar probably planned on it being part of the release and Sony came in and made a deal to get a early release.  That is why I said you already paid for it. 

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1 hour ago, YodaMan 3D said:

I would speculate that Sony in their negotiations figures it part of the price, xbox gets access 30 days later.    Now considering DLCs, generally are already done by the release of the game.  They just cut it out and release it later and charge you a premium price.  Rockstar probably planned on it being part of the release and Sony came in and made a deal to get a early release.  That is why I said you already paid for it. 

Bringing exclusive content/titles to their customers helps attract potential customers.  I guess my point was that there is no additional cost to PS4 owners for this content.  

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2 minutes ago, Kean_1 said:

Bringing exclusive content/titles to their customers helps attract potential customers.  I guess my point was that there is no additional cost to PS4 owners for this content.  

At this point I haven't heard there will be additional cost to the xbox users either, just a 30 day exclusive.  Then again Xbox may tank a extra charge for some DLC at a later time.  Still not sure how Rockstar will handle the extras for RDR2 vs GTA5.  I have heard rumors that they are following the same model as they used on GTA5, which could mean no campaign dlcs.  At one time I had heard that they wasn't going to be that way, but it is business and they know players will buy shark cards to extend their online experience, and you don't know if the campaign players will.  Like I said all rumors at this point and I haven't seen confirmation of anything.

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1 hour ago, BropolloCreed79 said:

False.  It costs PS4 Owners $59.99/year.

....and XBox Live retails for the same.  My whole point was that there was no additional cost to PS4 owners to get this content 30 days ahead of time.  Of course we are all paying for the content in some form or another including the yearly online service dues.  I'm not saying it's free, simply no additional cost when compared to what XB1 owners are paying for this game and the same content.

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14 hours ago, Kean_1 said:

....and XBox Live retails for the same.  My whole point was that there was no additional cost to PS4 owners to get this content 30 days ahead of time.  Of course we are all paying for the content in some form or another including the yearly online service dues.  I'm not saying it's free, simply no additional cost when compared to what XB1 owners are paying for this game and the same content.

There is a time when a game is released where the game manufacturer and say Sony and Xbox negotiate deals.  In RDR 2, in this process Sony got a 30 day bonus for it's players, whether or not it was Sony or Rockstar that made the offer.  From what I hear the bonuses that PS4 is getting will be offered to Xbox players 30 days later.  I still haven't heard will it be a free update or will they charge for it.  There is a chance it will be free, but at this point and the industries greed.  We may have to pay for it, if we want it.

Edit:  I did hear that Sony was going to release a special edition RDR 2 PS4, for this game as well.  The ads I have seen are nothing but a PS4 with the game and a few bonuses.

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2 hours ago, YodaMan 3D said:

There is a time when a game is released where the game manufacturer and say Sony and Xbox negotiate deals.  In RDR 2, in this process Sony got a 30 day bonus for it's players, whether or not it was Sony or Rockstar that made the offer.  From what I hear the bonuses that PS4 is getting will be offered to Xbox players 30 days later.  I still haven't heard will it be a free update or will they charge for it.  There is a chance it will be free, but at this point and the industries greed.  We may have to pay for it, if we want it.

Edit:  I did hear that Sony was going to release a special edition RDR 2 PS4, for this game as well.  The ads I have seen are nothing but a PS4 with the game and a few bonuses.

There is no additional cost.  These are items that will be included in the game but PS4 players simply get them 30 days sooner than XB1.  The Grizzlies outfit wil be available for SP while the other items (saddle, horse and gun IIRC) will be available when the RDO beta launches (for all RDR2 owners) in November.

https://blog.us.playstation.com/2018/10/05/red-dead-redemption-2-ps4-early-access-content-revealed/

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