Red Dead Online is an online multiplayer action-adventure video game developed and published by Rockstar Games. It was released on May 15, 2019,[a] for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as the multiplayer component of Red Dead Redemption 2, following several months in beta; a release for Microsoft Windows is scheduled for November 5, 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 a few years 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.