Red Dead Redemption 2 is confirmed to launch later this October for the PS4 and Xbox One, however, Rockstar Games hasn't officially announced a PC version.
They would be stupid not to do it since GTA 5 sold at least 10 million copies on Steam.
And it has stayed relatively high on the charts since launch.
and many of those people who can't wait to play the game also owns a console copy, now they'll just buy the pc version.
Exactly, I just said to myself, and they just lost a console sale. As I was either going to get a pro or x1x if offered in a bundle.
Well, I'm sure some people would do that, but I wouldn't. I own a gaming PC and a PS4 Pro but I wasn't going to double dip. Personally, as much as I like Rockstar's games, I really dislike how they hold back announcing the PC versions of their games. It seems like they just want to get people like me who own a PC and console to buy their game twice. I find this to be a really scummy business practice. Although it's probably their publisher, Take Two, who is really behind it. While some people flip out about things like optional cosmetic DLC I find stuff like what Rockstar/Take Two is doing to be far more offensive.
Oops! I read your comment wrong. I thought you were saying the opposite. That people who can't wait will just buy the console version. Anyway, I agree that if the PC version is announced I'll defintely be buying it.
What happened to the excuse that most PC gamers pirate their games? Just fanboy nonsense by some.
No one ever said most...
A lot of people on here say most
Most people on here say a lot of people on the PC platform pirate. 😉 I think it slowly declining (in terms of lost revenue to the software houses) but it's fair to say that it's still far and away the leader in the piracy market. That said - there's most definitely still a market and substantial money for publishers and developers...and Rockstar would be mad not to tap into it, after GTAV sales performance...
I pirate on PC to try the game and buy it on PS4 (where I have 44 physical games so far)... lol I support the devs but I prefer physical copies :P. I'm sure I'm a minority but that's what I do. My PS4 Pro is more powerful than my PC anyway (although I am sure it's the reverse for most PC gamers)
most people either dont know how to pirate, are scared to get viruses or simply find pirating games too much hassle.
Especially now I've moved to staying a few years behind new releasessince my backlog is huge, I get games for 75% off during steam sales. I actually end up buying more this way than I would beer have at release.
Or think that it's morally wrong. There are a lot of reasons I buy all my PC games. Mostly, though, it's because I want to support the developers and PC gaming as a platform.
Admittedly, I was planning to buy RDR2 for my PS4 Pro, but if this is true I'll instead just pirate this PC version in retaliation for Take Two locking exclusive singleplayer missions behind a special edition pre-order.
If you don’t like a developers choices the best way to protest is waiting on buying the game or not buying it. Stealing is not a form of protest, because you then become a hypocrite, condemning another’s actions but then doing a worse action, theft.
@Soc5 You're right, you make a fair point, however the issue is not the developer, Rockstar Games, but the publisher, Take Two. I love Rockstar games, but find the corporate practices of their publisher, Take Two, becoming increasingly greedy as of late. How can I play a game from one of my favourite developers without supporting their publisher which I dislike? There's either buying pre-owned, or, piracy. I've made it a policy of mine to pirate on PC first, then buy pre-owned on console later. That way, I get to play Rockstar's next hit on launch day (that's important to me), whilst also supporting a small mom and pop pre-owned games shop later on, and also saving a little extra cash for myself. All the meanwhile the publisher, Take Two, gets nothing. But I digress. Am I still stealing by both pirating and buying pre-owned at different times? I personally don't think so, but you're free to disagree, because had Take Two offered a full game at a full price, I would gladly pre-order.
It's a multiplayer game genius
Let’s wait for official announcement.
2 years after PS4 release and 1 year after PS5 release? ...I doubt it'll happen this way again but that's kind of what they did last gen with GTAV...
1 or 2 years after console release. Either way I'm a happy camper.
IF, this launches on PC, I just hope it doesn't take a year and half to do so like GTA V did. Rather not wait any longer for this one, and frankly I hate buying the same game twice.
I'm just gonna wait PC version unless there's a 60fps mode on consoles. After playing gta5 on my PC just cant do it at 30 fps again
Same here. Even with a 60fps mode on consoles, I'll wait. Nvidia Shield changed everything for me last year. Being able to play my titles on my big screen without having to shift a gaming PC into another room did it. I picked up two Shields, one for my main TV room and one for the bedroom. Not just games but all of my movies and music streamed too has drastically altered my purchasing of multiplatform titles.
In addition the new Steam app that doesn't even require Shield is showing a lot of promise. It is still in beta but I can use a Moga Pro controller and clip my phone to it and the games run great. It is currently limited to the same network so there isn't much point to it since if I am home I am going to get on the couch or even go directly to my PC. Still, the app has promise and runs directly on my TV without even using the Shield. It can't handle higher res as easily as the Shield version and there are some control issues plenty of people are experiencing to sort out but it is just getting started.
@morganfell If you like the Nvidia Shield... I highly recommend the free and amazing app "moonlight" it'll let you stream to any phone and works pretty well in my experience... way better than the early version of the steam app IMO. Just bought a cheap 1 $ micro USB to USB to plug my 360 controller into my phone and very happy overall.
@getbacktogaming, I had been looking at this when it was called limelight and forgot about it but had not tried it as no one I knew was using it. Didn't know they had changed their name. Will give it a shot, thanks :) I use a Moga with my phone: https://imgur.com/a/q2gaOXo
Yeah unless they release it just a month later than the console versions I will probably just get it on console first and wait for a steam sale.
I usually agree, but when i played gta5 on ps3 i was so impressed i decided Rockstar earned their money and I'll pay for this quality. Then rebuy later for 4k60.
I waited for the PC release of GTA V. It was awful. Should have bought the PS3 version and been done with it.
they will probably delay it and release it close to when the next gen re release happens. Rockstar have learned that they can get people to buy their games twice by only releasing for certain platforms at a time.
I personally won't support that kind of business practice. The vast majority of third party developers release their games on PC and don't hide their plans to release on PC. What Rockstar/Take Two are doing is shady. They know the game will sell well on PC, but they hide the existence of the PC version to get people like me to cave and just get it for our console. Then later, after they release the PC version, we buy it again for our PCs, which is where we really wanted to play it in the first place. Well, I won't reward that kind of behavior in a developer or publisher. I have a huge backlog and more games on the horizon than I even have time for. So I can wait for the inevitable PC version. And if I'm somehow wrong and it never comes (which, let's be real, is exceedingly unlikely) I'll just go ahead and get it for my console in a few years.
It's time to reveal some gameplay R*!!!
Not to burst anyones bubble, but news EXACTLY like this happened years ago for the first red dead redemption. And we still waiting.
I'll believe it when I see it..why it wouldn't come out for the PC and come out first on the PC since it's developed on one I will never know..
I just hope the first one will be released on pc too
Yes!!! The best version is coming
I was never going to get it on console anyways, I'd was waiting for a PC release. Not doing the same thing I did with GTA 5.
still waiting for red dead 1 on pc
I hope not. They don't deserve it. More begging.
Before Steamspy was killed by the new privacy settings it indicated more than 10 million copies of GTA V were sold on Steam.
My prediction is coming true. Which not only included RDR2 on PC but Rockstar will surprise announcer RDR remastered on Steam. Remember my post. Wait for it.
This over again, I remember when RD1 released fans thought the same thing because they found a similar file.
According to that same profile, Rockstar also leaked the original Xbox version of LA Noire. The profile clearly points out when an Xbox is "Xbox1", "Xbox360", or "Xbox". LA Noire confirmed coming to the original Xbox.
YES please. I decided a while back to wait for PC, even thinking it'd be like 2021, but awesome if it's much sooner as this suspects.
As others have stated, I hope this don't take too long to launch on PC. I'm still thinking if I should pick it up for my PS4 or wait a few months for an official announcement of a PC release. I'm so undecided. There's already so much stuff releasing in September that I really want. It's more of a time issue than money for me.
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