After many leaks and rumors, Rockstar Games today announced the PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2 on its website rather unceremoniously, officially releasing on November 5. There aren't many details on this version like exclusive features or even a trailer just yet, but PC fans should be pretty happy about finally getting to play one of the games in the series on their preferred platform.
Rockstar says the PC version will come with graphical and technical enhancements, aside from new "Bounty Hunting Missions, Gang Hideouts, Weapons and more." Alongside the universally acclaimed single-player campaign, players will also gain access to the game's Red Dead Online multiplayer portion, heralding all previously released content updates on the consoles.
PC system requirements, screenshots, and further details on the Western will be shared on October 9 by Rockstar.
The release schedule on PC is a little interesting, however, as Steam will be getting the game later than every other launcher, but not by a large margin, and pre-orders won't be available across all stores at the same time.
Pre-purchases will first be going online exclusively via Rockstar's newly established PC launcher on October 9, coming with two free Rockstar-developed games of the buyer's choosing, with the offer including classic GTA titles, L.A. Noire, Max Payne 3 Complete Edition, and Bully. Rockstar Launcher pre-purchases will also include several other bonuses like cash for single-player and 50 gold bars for Online, among others.
Following that, Epic Games Store, Green Man Gaming, Humble Store, Gamestop, and other digital retailers will begin offering pre-orders starting on October 23. These stores will have 25 gold bars as a bonus. Google's upcoming game streaming service Stadia will be receiving the game as a launch title when the service launches this November also.
Steam will be the final store to gain Red Dead Redemption 2, with it landing sometime in December. This is obviously after the official launch on November 5 across the Rockstar and Epic Games Store launchers. At least this exclusivity deal won't be running the usual one-year or 6-month periods we've seen in the past.