One of consoles biggest games of 2018, Rockstar Games have finally confirmed that Red Dead Redemption 2 is going to release on the PC and not only that, the game will launch next month!
Red Dead Redemption 2 will release on November 5th, 2019 via Rockstars own PC launcher, Epic Games store, Greenman Gaming and even the Humble Store.
Eagle-eyed readers will notice that Steam isn’t listed, well there’s good and bad news. The good news is that it is coming to Steam, but if you want to buy red Dead redemption for PC on Steam, you’ll have to wait until December.
Rockstar and many other publishers are clearly frustrated with Valve’s cut of the revenue pie, and this is the latest in a long list of titles that are launching later on Steam compared to other launchers.
If you decide to cough up and pre-order the PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2 using the Rockstar launcher, you’ll be offered a plethora of bonuses. A War Horse mount, bonus money (for story mode), a treasure map and also 50 whole gold bars for red Dead Online.
Not enough to convince you? Well, Rockstar will sweeten the deal – during the pre-0rdering of red Dead redemption 2 using their launcher, you can pick between two free games. The list is GTA3, San Andreas, Vice City, Bully, Max Payne 3 (an underrated game I think), and finally LA Noire.
Rockstar has confirmed that there’s going to a swathe of improvements for the PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2, “a range of graphical and technical enhancements for increased immersion along with new Bounty Hunting Missions, Gang Hideouts, Weapons and more”.
It’ll be interesting to see what technical upgrades they pack into the PC version of the game, and also how well it runs on different hardware.
Truthfully, everyone knew that red Dead redemption 2 was coming to PC, and late last month the game even received a rating of MA 15+ by the Australian rating board (identical to the console versions, if you’re wondering).
There’s also been hints including people listing having worked on a PC version on their LinkedIn page (and as a side note, leaking that you worked on a yet to be announced project probably doesn’t get you an endorsement on LinkedIn), but even Rockstar themselves hinted it.
They recently released a new PC launcher, and this immediately leads to speculation that red Dead redemption 2 was on its way to the platform.