Rockstar has unveiled that finally … FINALLY … Red Dead Redemption 2 will be coming to PC. I know I mentioned it coming to PC previously (when talking about all the hints out there from before), but now that Rockstar has confirmed it, I think PC players can officially be excited.
“Today, we’re proud to announce that Red Dead Redemption 2 is coming to PC on November 5th, with special bonuses available to players who pre-purchase through the Rockstar Games Launcher starting October 9th.”
Yes, as stated above, Rockstar is bringing the game to their own PC Launcher — which launched a few weeks ago. Granted, I am getting a little tired of more studios making game launchers now (but it can’t be helped). If you do install the launcher by October 8th, you will receive a free copy of Grand Theft Auto San Andreas. Red Dead Redemption 2 is also going to be available on other storefronts, including the Epic Games Store, with pre-orders starting on October 23rd. Those who want to buy it on Steam will have to wait until December.
“The first game in the Red Dead Redemption series to be featured on the PC platform, Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC features a range of graphical and technical enhancements for increased immersion along with new Bounty Hunting Missions, Gang Hideouts, Weapons, and more.”
As stated above, new content is being added to the game for the launch — but don’t fret. If they’re coming to the PC release, then it will also be featured on other platforms as well. However, there is a chance that this is all the content released so far on Xbox One and PS4.
“Pre-purchases for Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC begin at 11 AM ET on October 9th exclusively on the Rockstar Games Launcher through October 22nd, with a limited time offer during this period of two free Rockstar Games PC titles from the following:
- Grand Theft Auto III
- Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
- Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
- Bully: Scholarship Edition
- L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition
- Max Payne 3: The Complete Edition
Pre-purchases made on the Rockstar Games Launcher also include free upgrades to the Premium Editions of Red Dead Redemption 2, with both the Special Edition and Ultimate Edition discounted by $20 each.
Further pre-purchase bonuses via the Rockstar Games Launcher include:
- Outlaw Survival Kit for Story Mode
- War Horse for Story Mode
- Treasure Map for Story Mode
- Cash Bonus for Story Mode
- 50 Gold Bars for Red Dead Online”
For Rockstar to offer two free games from the aforementioned list is pretty nice of them to do, and they honestly don’t have to do this at all. If you noticed though, Grand Theft Auto IV and V are not on the list. GTA V, for obvious reasons, is still making Rockstar tons of money each day, and it would be foolish for them to give that game away. GTA IV, on the other hand, is not on the store yet.
If you’ve been waiting for Red Dead Redemption 2 to hit PC, you don’t have to wait much longer! If only they could bring Red Dead Redemption to PC (fingers crossed).
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