Red Dead Online Xbox One players face 'Coming Soon' launch issue (update)

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Updated November 27, 2018: Xbox One Red Dead Online players are now able to access Red Dead Online, with Rockstar Games officially acknowledging the fix.

Rockstar Games just kicked off Red Dead Online, its multiplayer component for hit western shooter, Red Dead Redemption 2. While a staggered rollout is underway throughout the week, buyers of the $100 Ultimate Edition are among the first to gain access today, with early adopters set to play the days ahead.

Despite Red Dead Online's formal update hitting both Xbox One and PlayStation 4, some Xbox One users are reporting connectivity issues on Microsoft's home console. Upon starting the game and visiting the Red Dead Online menu, a "Coming Soon" message is displayed. On PlayStation 4, many are already getting hands-on, after servers went live at 8:30AM ET. However, keep in mind Red Dead Online is currently in beta, meaning launch issues are to be expected.

Rockstar has since formally acknowledged Red Dead Online's Xbox One startup issues, advising players to wait for a fix to be implemented:

If you're yet to purchase Red Dead Redemption 2, the game's Ultimate Edition provides access today, priced at $95.

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Updated November 27, 2018: Added Rockstar Games formal statement on Xbox One issues.

Matt Brown

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