PC gamers finally get a chance to try Rockstar’s best-selling Red Dead Redemption 2 on November 5, the company announced today. The game will also be a launch title for the planned November launch of Google’s Stadia streaming service.
Rockstar is using the Marquee release as a promotion for its new own PC game launcher. Pre-orders on that platform – which start on October 9 – come with a free upgrade to the Premium Edition, which includes some DLC bonuses in the story mode and 50 gold bars for use in the Red Dead Online mode. Those pre-orders will also receive two free legacy Rockstar titles from the following selection:
- Grand Theft Auto III
- Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
- Grand Theft Auto San Andreas
- Bully: Scholarship Edition
- LA Noire: the complete edition
- Max Payne 3: The Complete Edition
For PC players who don’t want to use Rockstar’s launcher, the game will also be available on November 5 through the Epic Games Store, Green Man Gaming, the Humble Store, and GameStop. Pre-orders on those platforms, starting October 23, will include 25 gold bars for: red death Online.
Rockstar has announced that the game will also be available on Steam, but not until December.
After shipping 23 million copies on consoles in just 100 days, the console version of Red Dead Redemption 2 reached a plateau of 25 million in August. That puts the game way behind Rockstar’s astronomical sales rate Grand Theft Auto Vwhich sold 29 million units in 72 days in 2013. That game reached total sales of 110 million in May 2019, of which 15 million in the 12 months following May 2018. After a long and frustrating series of delays, the PC version of Grand Theft Auto finally launched 19 months after the game’s release in 2013 on Xbox 360 and PS3. Red Dead Redemption 2on the other hand, is poised to hit PCs just over 12 months after its console debut.
Rockstar says the PC version of RDR2 “features a range of graphical and technical improvements for better immersion, along with new bounty hunting missions, gang hideouts, weapons, and more.”