Rockstar Games' Red Dead Redemption 2 already had a PC release earlier this month, but only on the Rockstar Games launcher and Epic Games Store, neatly avoiding Steam. The wait isn't a long one, however, as Rockstar today confirmed that Steam users can start playing the game on December 5, only a month later. The confirmation announcement arrived without any fanfare via a simple tweet:
Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC is coming to Steam on December 5 pic.twitter.com/IBi3zIcAZE— Rockstar Games (@RockstarGames) November 27, 2019
There doesn't seem to be a Steam store page available for the Western title just yet, so it's unclear if "pre-orders" will once again kick-off for this new platform for $59.99 as before or will it simply go up for purchase on the aforementioned launch day.
Interestingly enough, Steam users should be receiving a much more stable game from the start than the original launches, as Rockstar has had to put out multiple updates to fix the majority of issues that plagued the PC version since its release. The most recent update, 1.14.1, from two days ago carried another wealth of crash fixes for the PC version.
UPDATE: Just a few hours later, the Red Dead Redemption 2 Steam store page has gone up, though pre-orders are not available. It also confirms that the game will still require the Rockstar Games Launcher and a Rockstar Games Social Club account to play.