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…
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.
This article was edited by Samburaj Das.