Red Dead Redemption 2 Is Coming To PC November 5th
No, don't pinch yourself, you are not dreaming. This is an official announcement from Rockstar, confirming that Red Dead Redemption 2 is indeed coming to PC on November 5th, a little over a year after its initial release.
Rockstar divulged the news in a blog post on their website on Friday afternoon, and an accompanying Tweet which has been blowing up since. In the post, the developers stated that there will be special bonuses to those who pre-purchase the title through Rockstar Games Launcher starting October 9th. As an aside, you can also get a free copy of GTA: San Andreas if you get the Games Launcher installed before October 8th so, might as well get on that, eh?
So, what exactly do you get for picking up the Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC? Well, aside from the graphical and technical enhancements that you'd expect from a PC version of a game, there's also going to be new Bounty Hunting Missions, Gang Hideouts, Weapons and more. Very snazzy.
But that's not all. Red Dead Online is also coming to PC, giving players free access to partner up with their pals and have their own rootin tootin adventures in the wild west. This mode will also come complete with all previous console updates and specialties, so PC players won't have to start from scratch.
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If you're so inclined to pre-purchase the game between October 9th and 22nd, Rockstar are giving away two free titles of your choice from among a number of classic titles, including GTA III, L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition, Bully: Scholarship Edition, Max Payne 3: The Complete Edition and more.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is also going to be available on Epic Games Store, Greenman Gaming, the Humble Store and is going to be a launch title for Google Stadia in November. You can check out the blog post for all this info.
Rumours of the game coming to PC have been circling for a long time, with the latest of these seeing it rated by an Australian ratings board at the back end of September. If we've learned anything from the gaming industry, it's that once something has been rated, it's almost certainly about to be announced.
Red Dead Redemption 2 follows the story of lovable outlaw Arthur Morgan and his gang, as they try to eke out a living in the dying days of the cowboy era. If somehow PC players have managed to stay away from spoilers for the game, it's absolutely worth a play, and is considered one of the greatest games of this console generation.