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Red Dead Redemption 2 gets a raft of new screens as console delay announced

Red Dead Redemption 2

Originally Red Dead Redemption 2 was rumoured to be launching on console towards the end of this year. Whether that was the case or not, Rockstar has now announced plans for a short delay into spring 2018.

We can’t wait to add this to our upcoming PC games list. 

There’s been no confirmation on a PC port yet, but GTA V’s PC port was a while in the making and it wasn’t announced until console players had already stomped around Los Santos. We’re betting an announcement is coming at some point, so we’ll continue to cover it as if it is until we hear otherwise. 

Rockstar say the delay is caused by the cowboy sequel being the first game they’ve made from scratch for the new generation of consoles, what with GTA V launching on last-gen machines first. 

“Some extra time is necessary to ensure that we can deliver the best experience possible for our fans,” says the official post. “We are very sorry for any disappointment this delay causes, but we are firm believers in delivering a game only when it is ready.”

More details are coming this summer, so expect a gameplay trailer around E3 sometime. For now, Rockstar have released a bunch of gorgeous new screens, which you can see below.

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Dave James Avatar
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1 Year ago

Boo. So 2019 before we see it on PC, then?

C'mon Ubi, make Far Cry 5 good...

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tetris42 Avatar
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1 Year ago

Do you guys get paid by the companies to have articles like these? If so, I'll lay off, I understand you have to pay the bills somehow. PC Gamer was hyping up Grand Theft Auto V THREE YEARS before it was even ANNOUNCED for PC. It makes everyone involved look pathetic. I'm all for the game if it comes out on PC, but if it doesn't, I don't want to see news articles about it on a PC gaming website. There are plenty of general games media sites for that!

Considering how Rockstar has shown that it clearly considers PC gamers second fiddle as they won't even ANNOUNCE their previous landmark games coming for PC until years after the fact (and in the case of Red Dead Redemption, NEVER), I feel like you should give them the same courtesy and not even cover their game until they can give some sort of confirmation. Otherwise, why not just cover every Xbox and Playstation game too, just in case? Afterall, Bayonetta was announced for console in 2009 and came out for PC in 2017. Think of all the speculation articles you could have written on that in the meantime!

Since we're basing this on nothing, here's a prediction: If it does come out for PC, we won't even get an announcement until 2020 at the earliest. I can't wait for all the articles on console games on a PC gaming website in the meantime!

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Kirk McKeand Avatar
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1 Year ago

Red Dead Redemption 2 would be popular if nobody wrote a single article about it, so why would anyone pay us? We write about it because the vast majority of our audience cares. As for there being no PC version - we're taking an educated guess that's backed up by solid rumours.

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tetris42 Avatar
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1 Year ago

See, instead of a direct "no, we do not get additional income from the companies or their representatives for these articles", you're giving me an indirect "why would anyone pay us?" answer instead. I don't know, these games have massive budgets and spread marketing dollars everywhere. It certainly can explain console exclusive news pc-gaming website.

And yes, of course the game is popular, I'm sure you could have gotten a lot of views writing about The Last of Us or Horizon Zero Dawn also, afterall, they're popular games too! You say your audience wants this, but I'd be very curious about the results of a poll asking if you should report on games that have not been confirmed for PC yet. I certainly know where my vote stands. I'd much rather see this space freed up for maybe a lesser known title that could use more attention if you're having a slow news day. I'm sure there are hundreds of indie developers that would jump at a chance for an article.

And aure, this is an educated guess, just like Destiny could have come to the PC, and hey, Bloodborne could also come to PC because the Dark Souls series has! It's nothing but a giant tease. Rockstar's policies clearly shows it considers PC gamers as second class citizens. Unless they're willing to commit to a confirmation, I don't think they should receive any additional exposure than they're already getting.

It's one thing to have one speculation article upon announcement, but I'm willing to bet this won't be the last one. IF it does come to the PC, I'm betting we'll see a dozen speculation articles leading up for YEARS about whether it COULD come to PC, oh my! It makes pc gamers look desperate and pathetic, like there aren't other games to play besides this and we jump through whatever hoops are set for us by the publishers. If it's coming to PC, great, let's hear all about it. If it's not or they refuse to tell us, then how about reporting on something else? Anything! Just something that's a PC game!

Stuff like this makes me want to go elsewhere for PC gaming news, I'll just leave it at that.

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Dave James Avatar
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1 Year ago

To be honest, it's not really basing this on nothing, is it? Sure, it might well come out a long while after Rockstar have made a ton of cash on the console versions, but there will be a version of the game for PC. It will be a PC game, so as a PC gaming website we'll write about it.

And from a purely capitalist PoV, it's a whole bunch of easy money for Rockstar when the code work has already been done for the PC-based consoles.

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tetris42 Avatar
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1 Year ago

It's still multiple articles reporting on a console-exclusive game on a PC gaming website. It's not that fact that it's years out that's the problem. It's the fact that they don't even have the honesty and respect for buyers to CONFIRM if it's going to come to PC or not. What's the problem with just waiting until it's actually CONFIRMED before reporting on it? That's all I'm asking. Or hey, one speculation article upon announcement, then complete silence until they have the integrity to announce whether it's actually coming to PC or not. I really think that's a better policy and makes you look better as a news site.

And the capitalist argument is just as easily undermined. Hell, I remember looking forward to Heavy Rain on PC, until they decided to make it a PS3 exclusive. Destiny, Forza Horizon 2, Halo 5, Bloodborne, The Last of Us, would all have been a lot of easy money too! It's sometimes more profitable for individual companies to keep a game OFF pc if they're paid enough. Rockstar certainly didn't think RDR1 was worth the effort and it hasn't given an honest answer about a PC release since maybe the 90s.

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0V3RKILL Avatar
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1 Year ago

I am personally not interested in any redneck type of gameplay. I wont waste my money on this or far cry 5. had enough of cowboys and Indians.

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Dave James Avatar
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1 Year ago

To be fair I get the impression Far Cry 5 is going to be a modern-day Western in the vein of last year's 'Hell or High Water' so it's unlikely to be a rehash of the tired Cowboys 'n' Injuns trope.

Hopefully.

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CygnusBlack Avatar
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1 Year ago

@0V3RKILL

Yeah. We need more zombies! :P

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BreakLegosaurus Avatar
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1 Year ago

I'm actually happy they delayed it, if it means they'll produce a more clean and polished product they can take all the time they want. Especially with a game that's open world, it needs enough time to go through proper testing and development or it will constantly pull players out of the immersion with bugs, crashes, ect.

Witcher 3 did the same thing and it's probably what made it the best RPG ever.

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