After months of rumors, botched certification attempts down under, and rising fervor from eager fans, Rockstar has announced that it’s sprawling open-world western epic, Red Dead Redemption 2, launches on PC in a few short weeks on Nov. 5.
PC players can finally experience the gripping tale of gruff Arthur Morgan’s journey through a frontier on the cusp of immeasurable change. The game will also be a launch title for Google’s much-anticipated streaming platform, Stadia.
As you’d expect, the PC version packs a bevy of graphical enhancements from the console edition that Rockstar is banking on to up the immersion of an already ultra-realistic cowboy sim. Additionally, Rockstar says the PC version adds new story mode content along the lines of new gang hideouts, bounty hunting missions, weapons, and more.
Pre-orders are now open via the freshly released Rockstar Games Launcher; a shrewd strategy by our estimation. Those among you that lay their cash down early for Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC can secure a host of exclusive content including an outlaw survival kit, a warhorse, a treasure map, a cash bonus, and a generous helping of gold bars for Red Dead Online, the games multiplayer component.
To further entice people, Rockstar is offering two free games for those that pre-order for a selection that includes three Grand Theft Auto titles, Bully: Scholarship Edition, Max Payne 3: The Complete Edition, and LA Noire: The Complete Edition.
If Rockstar’s own launcher isn’t your cup of tea, Red Dead Redemption 2 is available to pre-order via other digital storefronts, including the Epic Games Store, the charitable man’s store of choice, the Humble Store, and flagging brick and mortar retailer GameStop.
There’s one caveat, though; pre-orders via third-party retailers only start from Oct. 23, and the bonus is a mere 25 gold bars. Rockstar also stated a Steam version of Red Dead Redemption 2 is on the way this December.
Sadly, the announcement didn’t feature any in-game screenshots, but Rockstar promises these will be available on Oct. 9, alongside the system requirements and a fleshing out of what we can expect from the PC version.