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Red Dead Redemption 2 coming to Steam next week

Published: 17:34, 27 November 2019
screenshot of Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC
Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC

Rockstar Games' cowboying masterpiece Red Dead Redemption 2 has been on PC for slightly less than a month and the company revealed that RDR2 will be hitting Valve's distribution platform Steam on 5 December 2019. Yep, it's next week.

Despite Epic's efforts, Steam is still the dominant platform and it would be great if we could rummage around Take-Two and Rockstar's numbers to see how many copies it sells on which platform. Knowing Rockstar, though, getting those figures is highly unlikely - and that's us being extremely optimistic. 

So, if you're a Steam exclusivist and are locked and loaded for Arthur Morgan's adventures, you may want to clear up the end of next week, as Red Dead Redemption 2 launches on a Thursday. 

If by some wondrous cosmic chance you managed to miss out on the whole Red Dead Redemption 2 hoopla, you can check out

"It’s better to bracket RDR2 with epic works like Game of Thrones or Breaking Bad: they are staggeringly engaging and complex visions, and bringing them to screen reshaped the creative world they inhabit. They moved the needle for what came next, spectres to haunt the knock-offs and corner-cutters without the vision or talent to reach the same levels."

Ironically enough, Red Dead Redemption 2 fans who are waiting for the Steam edition may have actually done themselves a favour, because PC players have recently been complaining about all sorts of graphics and stuttering issues. 

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Thankfully, Rockstar's latest Red Dead Redemption 2 update fixed at least some of these, most notably the crash that occurred when changing Windows audio devices or settings, and the one that happened after switching between Vulkan and DirectX 12. 

You can learn about all the fixes

Red Dead Redemption 2 - Gameplay footage reveal gallery

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Red Dead Redemption 2
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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