Red Dead Online is an online multiplayer action-adventure game developed and published by Rockstar Games as the multiplayer component of Red Dead Redemption 2. After several months in beta, Red Dead Online was released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in May 2019,[a] and for Microsoft Windows in November 2019. Players take on the role of a silent protagonist who is freed from prison and tasked with taking revenge in exchange for their innocence. Set one year before the events of the single-player game, Red Dead Online comprises story missions where four players complete tasks to advance the narrative. The game also features several side missions and events.