Rockstar Games has officially revealed that Red Dead Redemption 2 is coming to PC and it will hit the stores on November 5, 2019. Rumors of a PC version have been out and about for a while now, but Take-Two executives have been very secretive in discussions about it. Not long after debuting the Rockstar Games Launcher on PC, the company will now have a significant game to help push it. While it will not be exclusive to the launcher, it is the place where you’ll find the most amazing range of pre-order bonuses.
— Rockstar Games (@RockstarGames) October 4, 2019
Rockstar says the PC version of Red Dead 2 will feature enhancements to take account of the hardware–“a range of graphical and technical enhancements for increase[d] immersion” will be available if you have a competent PC. Screenshots and system requirements for the game will be revealed on October 9. Rockstar also said that Red Dead Redemption 2 is coming to Google Stadia as a release game in November.
There will also be new content in the story mode which is a good news because they earlier said there will be no single-player DLC for the game. This will consist of new bounty hunting missions, gang hideouts, weapons, and ” then some more.” Red Dead Online will also be combined with all of the content available on the PS4 and Xbox One versions.
Red Dead 2 will be available through many different PC retailers, but not on Steam initially; it’ll release there in December. Pre-orders will begin through the Rockstar Games Launcher on October 9 and will add special bonuses if you buy by October 22. In addition to the free game, you can already get by installing the launcher, pre-ordering the game will get you two free games from the following list:
Rockstar also notes that “free upgrades” to Red Dead 2’s premium editions are available by pre-ordering; the Special edition and Ultimate edition will each be $20 off their normal prices. Whichever version you pre-order through Rockstar, you’ll also get the following:
Pre-orders start on October 23 through Epic Games Store, Green Man Gaming, Humble Store, GameStop, and other retailers. If you opt to pre-order through those retailers, your bonus comes in the form of 25 gold bars for Red Dead Online.
In June 2019, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick said launching Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC would be a “layup.” He added, “There is no downside to releasing the game on PC.”
The original Red Dead Redemption was not released for PC and this was somewhat of a sensitive spot for Rockstar Games fans on the platform. However, given the huge success of Red Dead Redemption 2, as well as the fact that it has an extensive multiplayer mode in Red Dead Online, a PC release for the series has felt like an inevitability.
Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar’s previous release, was also made available on PC well after the original console release. Its accompanying multiplayer game, GTA Online, has been amazingly lucrative and both Rockstar and Take-Two will for sure be hoping Red Dead Online do it similarly.