Red Dead Redemption 2 can be one of the most successful entertainment releases ever, according to analysts who follow the early successes of the game.
Having already defeated its predecessor in sales numbers and confirmed that it has reached 17 million copies already sold to retailers, the future looks bright for RDR2.
And the final piece of the puzzle can very quickly land that can transform Red Dead 2 into something that will compete with the sales numbers of GTA 5.
As many fans of Rockstar Games already know, Grand Theft Auto 5 has sold over 100 million copies worldwide.
And much of her enduring success is up to GTA Online, a multiplayer mode that has extended its shelf life by years.
Once you've got a wealth of extensions that added a lot of new content in a game that is not available offline, players are stuck to buy the best equipment.
Rockstar Games also provided a variety of ways to unlock vehicles and weapons without the need to pay for it.
All extensions and DLC content are available for everyone, and GTA itself online is free if you buy a copy of the base game.
Her success has led some analysts to support Red Dead Redemption 2 Online to be the crowning glory of Rockstar's latest project.
"Red Dead 2" has already surpassed sales expectations before the launch, many of which up to an incredible 12.5 million copies sold at the weekend.
It is now expected that Red Dead Redemption 2 will sell more than 20 million copies by the end of 2018, something that was not expected by March 2019.
However, while Red Dead Redemption 2 Online is expected to launch the game to become one of the biggest entertainment products of all time, it is unlikely to surpass GTA 5.
But with such a great installation base on the site of PS4 and Xbox One, as well as possible PC, PS5 and Xbox Two message in the works, RDR2 can certainly squeeze the envelope.
Here Keith Noonan, of The Motley Fool Financial Services Company, believes it can happen with the launch of Red Dead Online:
"Without knowing the specific details of the online content of the game, it is too early to continue with strong expectations that it will be a phenomenon like Grand Theft Auto Online.
"However, Red Dead's already impressive installed base and well-accepted basic play experience give its online multiplayer mode a good chance of being successful.
"Some fans and reviewers rightly pointed out that the RDR 2 game has a slower pace than that of GTA V.
"It makes sense, as the new game is partly in order to replicate the feeling of the western film genre, while the modern crime series Rockstar is known for crazy scenarios and quick action.
"The slower pace could reasonably be expected to reduce the appeal of the online Red Matter, but differentiation can also help minimize the cannibalization between the two online modes.
"If the RDR 2 online mode proves to be an engaging experience, investors can rejoice in the game essentially to be half of Grand Theft Auto V from a sales point of view.
"It will be fantastic, performance that will lower expectations for the western rock epic epic and make it one of the most successful entertainment products."
More will become obvious about the impact of RDR2 multiplayer when online beta will go live.
From what Rockstar Games shares, Red Dead Online beta will launch later in November.
The set beta release date has not yet been confirmed, which means that there is always the opportunity to post a delay.
Rockstar Games does not share a lot of the regime, but that does not mean we see a longer wait.
And if the plan is to end in late November, we need to get some sort of announcement over the next seven days, we hope to conclude the beta date for the start.