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Another Red Dead Redemption 2 PC version leak sparks rumours

Published: 13:23, 22 October 2018
Updated: 15:15, 22 October 2018
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Red Dead Redemption 2

Ever since Red Dead Redemption 2 was announced, players wanted to know if it will come to PC. Rockstar never officially confirmed nor denied it, but several leaks pointed out that the PC version of the western will most likely come in 2019.

First instances of leakage happened months ago, when a Rockstar Games employee listed the games they worked on as well as the platforms for those games. Therefore, the list included LA Noire and GTA V for PC, PlayStation 3 & 4, Xbox One & 360 as well as Red Dead Redemption 2 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

The fire was quite restless since the image popped up, and now more fuel has found it's way onto the hype blaze. First, MediaMarkt posted the game's PC version up for pre-sale, with a release date at some point in 2019. They quickly removed it, but a Dutch website, TechTastic, managed to snag a screenshot of the listing and now it's all over the place.

Considering the listing stated 31 December 2019 as the release date, it is likely this was only a placeholder. Now it remains to be seen whether the listing was a mistake in general, but since a Rockstar Leeds employee also leaked the PC version back in June, it is safe to say that there are grounds for hoping Red Dead Redemption 2 will arrive on PC.

GTA Online made Rockstar a ton of money, so it's hard to believe they would pass a chunky portion of the revenue with Red Dead Online, which would unfold quite as profitably if the game doesn't get released on PC. While the core gaming market consists mostly of console players when Xbox and PlayStation numbers are combined, PC users do make up a more than decent slice of the revenue pie.

Rockstar Games Game's character riding a horse. Red Dead Redemption 2

Granted, when Red Dead Redemption 2 launches on 26 October 2018, it will only come out for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but timed exclusives are nothing new in the gaming industry. There is nothing stopping Rockstar Games from grabbing a bit of microtransaction money from PC user base.

Red Dead Redemption 2 - Gameplay footage reveal gallery

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Rockstar Games have released the first gameplay video of Red Dead Redemption 2 that featured a narrator explaining the differences between the first game and the highly anticipated sequel. You can see the entire gameplay video here.

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