Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC announced, launches November 5th

Written by Jon Sutton on Wed, Nov 27, 2019 3:38 PM
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UPDATE: Rockstar has now announced Red Dead Redemption 2 will be coming to Steam on December 5th, exactly one month after it launched on the Rockstar Games Launcher and the Epic Games Store.

The one-month timed exclusivity certainly suggests that Rockstar is abiding by Valve's new Steam Distribution Agreement which says that a game will be ineligible for launch on Steam if it not doesn't come to the service within 30 days of launching on other PC platforms.

That would certainly be good news for those of you who are boycotting the Epic Games Store. Being permanently locked out from Steam would certainly give some publishers and developers pause for thought.

Original Story: 04-Oct-2019 - Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC announced, launches November 5th

It’s now official, Red Dead Redemption 2 is coming to PC and it’s coming very soon indeed. 

Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC launches on November 5th, in exactly one month’s time.

Arthur Morgan's epic adventure will be coming to the Rockstar Games Launcher, and will also be available to purchase via the Epic Games Store, Greenman Gaming, Humble Store, and Gamestop.

Red Dead Redemption 2 will also be coming to PC but it won't be launching on Valve's platform until some point in December. We'd be very interested to know how much Epic had to pay for just a single month of timed exclusivity.

The PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2 will include a number of features exclusive to the platform, such as graphical and technical improvements, extra weapons, bounty hunting missions, gang hideouts, and additional goodies.

If you pre-order before October 22nd through the Rockstar Games Launcher you can choose two free Rockstar games 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

Red Dead Redemption 2 is out on PC on November 5th. The system requirements for Red Dead Redemption 2 will be revealed on October 9th, when pre-orders go live. Rockstar will also be unveiling the first PC screenshots for what should be one of the best-looking PC games of all time.

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01:54 Nov-29-2019

Not exactly sure what the point is. I bought it from GOG, then activated it on Rockstar launcher. I am sure you will still need Rockstar Launcher for Steam version too.

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15:14 Nov-29-2019

The point is to not have 50 billion launchers (exaggeration) on your desktop. All I want is one main launcher for my games (at this point, steam).

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16:15 Dec-01-2019

You will still need Rockstar launcher.

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16:27 Nov-27-2019

So glad I waited, I will have all of the Steam features I want plus the bugs and crashes have been ironed out. Also happy that Valve is starting to do something about this s*itty practice.

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15:55 Nov-27-2019

"Valve's new Steam Distribution Agreement which says that a game will be ineligible for launch on Steam if it not doesn't come to the service within 30 days of launching on other PC platforms."
Is that actually a thing? Didn't find anything specific, but I heard people claim it's an old policy which they never really enforced. Anyways, I'm glad the wait isn't that long anymore, looking forward to it.

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06:43 Nov-28-2019

It is. Probably done in September where borderlands 2 and Shemue III had a backlash for Epic exclusivity.

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09:05 Nov-28-2019

It's never been enforced until perhaps now, it would seem

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20:46 Oct-06-2019

it's not available on Rockstar Games Launcher to Pre-Oreder !! I want it so bad with 2 free Games ?

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20:47 Oct-06-2019

October 9th.

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08:05 Oct-10-2019

to be honest i already have Max Payne 3 and i picked up San Andreas when it was free recently that leaves me with LA Noir as the only interesting game left unless they throw in GTA V IN AS WELL then we are talking!!

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16:39 Oct-16-2019

well I got La Noir And Max Payne 3 as free games with RDR2 ? ^_^

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08:47 Oct-17-2019

max payne 3 is fun

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21:04 Oct-19-2019

100%

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12:02 Oct-06-2019

HELL YEA !!!

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23:26 Oct-05-2019

But RDR2 is the prequel, I want the sequel... :)

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21:10 Oct-05-2019

I finished it on playstation 4, loved it.
I was waiting for the PC version to finish the game again and finally try the Online.

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15:37 Oct-05-2019

They knew they was bring it to PC, they just wanted to string us along

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15:33 Oct-05-2019

thts some gud news but instead of picking those old games which i have completed more than once they would have announced RDR 1 remastered that would have been a treat...
I really wanna know if the story of both is linked.... Dont wanna miss anything??

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15:21 Oct-05-2019

I will download this game for free

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12:41 Oct-05-2019

Not gonna get it.Have PS4 and didn't get RDR 2 for a year.If they throw the first on PC then i'm in,but not before.

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11:58 Oct-05-2019

so I already have max payne 3 picked up san andreas when Their platform launched last month what should be my next titles along side La Noir as the free game. Any chance I convince ROCKSTAR to throw in GTA V?

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07:34 Oct-05-2019

rockstar: One more big score, we got enough money to make gta6
arthur: what do you think ?
rockstar: red dead on pc

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04:00 Oct-05-2019

I'll wait until I sell my PS4 before buying RDR2. I still have the PS4 version but haven't had any time to play it. I would prefer to buy it on Steam so I'll wait until then. My laptop should be able to run it on High settings.


With PSNow on PC and RDR2, I don't need my creaky 2013 console any longer.

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03:58 Oct-05-2019

ah ****, here we go again w/ the modders the only one making content for singleplayer.

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09:11 Oct-05-2019

sad but tru i so wanted sp dlcs after playing on ps4 y'know

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01:39 Oct-05-2019

Unfortunatley for most of us, the game only comes out in december.

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01:01 Oct-05-2019

...and if I already own all the games, can I choose to pick cash or a gift code? xD

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23:50 Oct-04-2019

Buying it day1 on steam!

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23:32 Oct-04-2019

i think alot people have move on, and they better have some insane graphics, and exclusive pc content (which pc is limitless in resources)

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00:10 Oct-05-2019

Thinking is different than reality.

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