The patch notes for title update 1.15 at first made no mention of restrictions or exclusions on the mode, just that “Photo Mode has been added for consoles.” The Rockstar Newswire post specifies that Xbox One players will get it on Jan. 21. The patch notes were later clarified to specify the PlayStation 4 availability and the Xbox One dates.
Still others say the mode is available in single-player play only, not Red Dead Online.
Photo Mode on consoles arrives with the update delivering moonshining to Red Dead Online’s Frontier Pursuits system, where players can also role-play bounty hunters, traders, collectors (but not pugs, thugs, nitwits, halfwits, dimwits, vipers, snipers, ass-kickers, shit-kickers, or Methodists).
Photo Mode has a variety of effects and features for framing and touching up picturesque scenes as they catch your eye out on the frontier. There are also a ton of filters, including Daguerreotype, Woodburytype, Cyanotype, Bleach Bypass and Silver Gelatin, to give everything that old-timey photography studio feel.
Update: A previous version of this story briefly mentioned that Xbox One users were having trouble finding the feature. This post has been updated throughout to note Rockstar Games confirming that it will arrive for them next month.