News Red Dead Redemption 2 coming to PC - November 5th (RSL/EGS), December (Steam)

ISee

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I for one hour that it's going to be even more beautiful.
 

ISee

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Isn't this particular distribution agreement from 2017? And the reports that it is something new were false?

A.k.a valve never enforced it and I doubt they did with rockstar/Take2
 

Mor

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Isn't this particular distribution agreement from 2017? And the reports that it is something new were false?

A.k.a valve never enforced it and I doubt they did with rockstar/Take2
it's even older than 2017, it's 2012-2013 and yes, Valve never enforced it, Reddit post already reported as misleading by media some weeks ago but somehow some outlets still need to publish something when day is slow.
 

The Janitor

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If the Steam version requires the Rockstar Launcher then I'm just gonna get it on the Rockstar Launcher, I don't wanna have two launchers opening everytime I start the game.
 

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If the Steam version requires the Rockstar Launcher then I'm just gonna get it on the Rockstar Launcher, I don't wanna have two launchers opening everytime I start the game.
both EGS and Steam versions will certainly require the R* launcher anyway, so yeah
 
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If the Steam version requires the Rockstar Launcher then I'm just gonna get it on the Rockstar Launcher, I don't wanna have two launchers opening everytime I start the game.
It is entirely up to you but if you want to see games from Rockstar continuing to be released on Steam then I would suggest this isn't the best thing for you to do. If enough people go "fuck it I might as well just get it from rockstars shite store" then Rockstar is going to start questioning why bother with a steam release.

However if you are wanting more practical "non-philosophical" reasons for getting the steam version over the social club version lets just say in my experience with GTA 5 the steam version has had far fewer problems with being downloaded and updated.
 
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ISee

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just say in my experience with GTA 5 the steam version has had far fewer problems with being downloaded and updated.
That I can confirm. I own GTA V on the social club (now rockstar launcher) and it wasn't a pleasant experience.

1.) Finding the client was a pain in the ass
2.) After a couple of years there was a patch for the client that needed to be downloaded and installed separately. Otherwise the game wouldn't install.
3.) Plenty of login problems at the beginning
4.) DL speed was often enough atrocious

That said, I don't expect the new launcher to be as bad as the social club thing. But even I prefer the steam version this time around. One month is nothing.
 
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I just realised when looking at the Rockstar Launcher there's no friends list, I can't find one anywhere unless I'm being blind :LOL:

Also if you take a look at the Rockstar Store within the launcher at the bottom of the launcher it says services provided by Digital River. Nope, nope fucking nope. Steam it is.
 

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I just realised when looking at the Rockstar Launcher there's no friends list, I can't find one anywhere unless I'm being blind :LOL:

Also if you take a look at the Rockstar Store within the launcher at the bottom of the launcher it says services provided by Digital River. Nope, nope fucking nope. Steam it is.
They have that Rockstar Social Club thingy, I remember it from GTA V for playing online with friends. It's probably not yet integrated to the launcher, but it's there.
 

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R* doing a good optimization? Unthinkable! That 150GBs though, rip my HDD.

I'm almost ready to throw 2,5k at it, depends on my work (still stuck with a shitty intern position).
 

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those specs arent terrible but i wasnt planning on PC purchase for a long time anyway so i guess when i do get to it if ever ill have upgraded by then
 
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Is that always online DRM or like Denuvo only checks once per several days?
sounds like the same thing that screw me with GTA 5 aka Arxan DRM + social club + R* Launcher + online check every few days






Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC takes full advantage of the power of the PC to bring every corner of this massive, rich and detailed world to life from the windswept snowy peaks of the Grizzly Mountains to the dusty roads of Lemoyne; from the mud-spattered storefronts of Valentine to the cobbled streets of St Denis. New graphical and technical enhancements for deeper immersion include increased draw distances for better navigation; higher quality global illumination and ambient occlusion for improved day and night lighting; higher quality snow trails, improved reflections and deeper, higher resolution shadows at all distances; tessellated tree textures and improved grass and fur textures for added realism in every plant and animal.



Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC also offers HDR support, the ability to run high-end display setups with 4K resolution and beyond, multi-monitor configurations, widescreen configurations, faster frame rates and more.




In addition to the technical enhancements, Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC brings additional updates to the world of RDR2 Story Mode, including:

3 New Bounty Hunter Missions:​

  • Herman Zizendorf has been stealing tools from tradesmen – track him down in Blackwater.​
  • Ex-Confederate Cavalry Officer Camille de Millemont is wanted dead or alive out by Catfish Jacksons, but his loyal men are never far behind.​
  • Bart Cavanaugh and his gang are camping out in Big Valley. Take Bart dead or alive without alerting his gang if you want to avoid a whole mess of trouble.​
2 New Gang Hideouts:​

  • Take on the deadly Del Lobos gang in new hideouts at Gaptooth Breach and Solomon’s Folly.​
2 New Treasure Maps:​

  • Search for treasures across the new Landmarks of Riches and The Elemental Trail maps for gold bars and other rewards.​
New Mission “To The Ends of The Earth” – collect requested herbs for a range of rewards​
New Weapons for Story Mode including:​

  • M1899 Pistol – all-new Semi-automatic handgun with clip loaded ammunition​
  • Evans Repeater – high capacity repeater (previously available in Red Dead Online only)​
  • High Roller Revolver – ornate double-action revolver (previously available in Red Dead Online only)​
  • Le Mat Revolver – powerful revolver with the ability to shoot shotgun shells (previously available in Red Dead Online only)​
New Horses for Story Mode including:​

  • Warped Brindle Arabian – a fast and agile mount​
  • Few Spot Appaloosa – beautiful and hardy, ideal for cross-country journeys​
  • Perlino Andalusian – a healthy, sturdy animal, ideal for hunting (previously available in Red Dead Online only)​
  • Red Chestnut Arabian – a fleet-footed beast with a distinctive coat (previously available in Red Dead Online only)​
  • Plus 3 new wild horse variations – keep an eye out for wild herds featuring the Buttermilk Buckskin Kentucky Saddler, Liver Chestnut Morgan and Gold Palomino Tennessee Walker
5 New Trinkets to collect with new effects:​

  • Hawk Talon – permanently decreases Stamina bar drain speed by 30% when drawing a bow​
  • Cat Eye – permanently increases the length of Fortifying tonic effects by 20%​
  • Shark Tooth – permanently increases horse bonding experience bonus by 10%​
  • Turtle Shell – permanently increases health bar refill speed by 10%​
  • Crow Beak – permanently increases looted ammo by 10%​

 
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However if you are wanting more practical "non-philosophical" reasons for getting the steam version over the social club version lets just say in my experience with GTA 5 the steam version has had far fewer problems with being downloaded and updated.
Good point. I recently tried downloading the massive 133 GB trail version of Gears 4 from the Windows store but couldn't even pause the download without it restarting. Atleast with Steam you know downloading works.
 
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I just bought a used xb1 copy on ebay

I cant be bothered with this fuckery

Would rather some random private seller get my money than rockstar at this point
 
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I got it at launch on PS4, it's fine, but I'm in no rush to buy it again for 40%+ more than I paid for it on console at launch. Deep sale years from now.
 
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MonthOLDpickle

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I can tell you if you think GTAO is buggy, wait til you try out RDO.

Man..have a lent PS4 and doing some online stuff (I think they going to treat it like if you playted previous GTAV and give you stuff) I can tell you every session bugs. Usually have to keep finding new sessions til my camp icon shows up as it doesn't show, can't set it up (option keeps flashing) and then random message about Cripps packing up lol.

I get many others but that is the most prevalent.