PC gamers have been envious of console owners all year. Why do PS4 and XBox owners get to enjoy Red Dead Redemption 2 while they have to sit around? The wait is almost over, folks….RDR2 is coming to computers November 5, Rockstar Games announced recently.
The game will be available on pretty much everything: Epic Games Store, Greenman Gaming, the Humble Store, GameStop and additional digital retailers. Steam is following behind with a December release.
Rockstar, you may have heard, has their own PC software launcher and they would rather you use that, as they wouldn’t have to pay any additional fees to whoever’s selling RDR2. So they’re opening preorders on the Rockstar Launcher first, beginning October 9. All other services will get the chance for open preorders two weeks later, on October 23.
is there any point to choosing the Rockstar Launcher beyond paying early and having to boot up one extra program? Yes, Rockstar is giving away TWO games from its back catalog to anyone who does this. Customers can pick from this list:
- 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
Download the Launcher today (we mean this very day, October 7) and you get San Andreas for free instantly, making three free games. And when Red Dead Redemption 2 actually comes out, Rockstar Games Launcher users will get this exclusive content:
- Outlaw Survival Kit for Story Mode
- War Horse for Story Mode
- Treasure Map for Story Mode
- Cash Bonus for Story Mode
- 50 Gold Bars for Red Dead Online
So they’re not playing around — there are definite benefits. You decide if getting a bunch of free stuff is worth breaking your oath of Steam loyalty.
Red Dead Redemption 2 takes PCs back to the Old West November 5.