For a game with such a massive following, Red Dead Redemption 2 (RDR2) has enjoyed phenomenal success and broken a ton of entertainment records.
It generated well over $725 million in only three days after launching, the biggest in the history of entertainment (this includes both the movie and music industries).
To put things in perspective, RDR2 beat Avengers: Infinity War by a significant margin.
And it hasn’t even released on PC yet. Rockstar announced the PC port for RDR2 for this November and promised a load of new features that are more than just graphical overhauls.
The PC edition is going to be a whopping 150 GB and will include some major graphical improvements as well as new guns, items, horses, and other changes. More importantly, RDR2 has exclusive content for PC gamers.
This includes the following:
- 3 new Bounty Hunter Missions
- 2 Treasure Maps, 2 Gang Hideouts
- Store Mode Weapons, Story Mode Horses
- 5 New Trinkets
- An additional mission “To the Ends of the Earth”
The PC version will have increased draw distance, improved snow trails, HDR support, unlocked resolution (beyond 4K), an unlocked framerate, among others.
Rockstar really wants you to use their shiny new launcher to buy RDR2. Pre-purchases on both Epic Store and Steam will be held sometime later.
There are many benefits of pre-purchasing the Rockstar games Launcher version, which will net you two free games of your choosing from the likes of L.A Noire: The Complete Edition, Bully: Scholarship Edition, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, and more.
The new launcher is Rockstar’s attempts at breaking away from Steam and Epic store. Steam takes 30 percent cut of all profits on games sold on their platform while Epic takes a 12 percent cut. Rockstar doesn’t want to lose hundreds of millions of dollars without putting up a fight.