Red Dead Redemption 2 has officially been announced, and the big news is that there isn’t a PC version in the works. Contrary to all the rumours, Rockstar has opted for a direct Red Dead Redemption sequel for Red Dead 3, presenting an “epic tale of life in America’s unforgiving heartland”.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is out in Fall 2017 and the world premiere of its first trailer will be taking place this Thursday, October 20th, at 11AM ET.
"With Red Dead Redemption 2, the team is working hard to push forward our vision for interactive entertainment in a truly living world," said Sam Houser, founder of Rockstar Games. "We hope to deliver players an epic experience that builds upon everything we've learned making games."
Onto the big news though and that is what looks to be confirmation that Rockstar is pulling a GTA 5 with RDR2 and only launching on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The official website makes no mention whatsoever of a PC version.
I think judging by Grand Theft Auto 5’s success on PC that a PC port of Red Dead Redemption 2 is a given at some point, but we may have to wait until after the console version is out until we hear of it. Being left in the dark is never good though, so it's certainly disappointing to see Rockstar take this approach yet again. The studio is surely big enough and well funded enough to be capable of working on a PC version simultaneously.
What do you make of the sadly unsurprising news that Red Dead Redemption 2 is skipping PC? How long do you think we'll have to wait?