Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
SFLUFAN

PC Red Dead Redemption 2 - PC release on November 5

Recommended Posts

 

Quote

Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC will also be available to pre-order at the Epic Games store, Greenman Gaming, the Humble Store, GameStop and additional digital retailers starting October 23rd with a pre-order bonus of 25 Gold Bars for Red Dead Online. Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC will also be available to purchase on Steam this December.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

lol at egs one month exclusive.

 

wonder what the pc reqs will be.  i dont think i would double dip this as i never even finished it and was actually bored because there was so much to do.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The best preorder bonuses are on the Rockstar Games Launcher btw: 

 

https://www.ign.com/articles/2019/10/04/red-dead-redemption-2-officially-announced-for-pc?=exclude

 

Quote

Rockstar will be giving away pre-order bonuses exclusively on the Rockstar Launcher.

 

Pre-order bonuses for the Rockstar Games Launcher for RDR2 include free upgrades to the Special Edition and Ultimate Edition's of the game, which will mark $20 USD off the original purchase price.

 

Bonuses for RDR2 include an Outlaw Survival Kit for Story Mode:

  • War Horse for Story Mode
  • Treasure Map for Story Mode
  • Cash Bonus for Story Mode
  • 50 Gold Bars for Red Dead Online

More details will release on October 9 for RDR2 on PC, including screenshots and system specifications.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good to hear, but I'll wait to see how the port is. I played about 30 hours of the Xbox One X version and its an odd game of high quality world building and functional drudgery. I wouldn't mind owning this one just to experience the world at its best fidelity, but if I'm being honest, I'll likely not finish it.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I tell myself one day I'll force myself to go back and finish this but spoilers, I'm pretty sure everyone but John Marston dies so it's not like I need to find out whatever is going to happen to everyone. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Unless they redo the controls to make them less shitty and also make the game fun instead of trying to sell me on the "immersive cowboy" experience, I'll pass.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If they actually do proper M&KB support, it could be orders of magnitude better than the console version.

 

Granted, they ought to have had much better controls for controller than they did, but I feel like it's harder to screw up M&KB. But hey, maybe they'll surprise me!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

gta5 m/kb i thought was pretty bad except shooting....driving around was terrible, esp the races.  I would switch to controller.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I mean, I wasn't the one who bought RDR2(thx wade), but I sure as shit won't own it on PC unless it is basically free at some point. Even if the controls are amazingly fixed and perfect, outside of the main story, the SP shit is kinda weak. Hunting is overall pointless. Not too many side activities that are worth the players time, only the stranger missions. And I can't see them making the gunplay good.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Firewithin said:

lol at egs one month exclusive.

 

It kinda reads as everyone but steam one month exclusive for reasons.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, legend said:

If they actually do proper M&KB support, it could be orders of magnitude better than the console version.

 

Granted, they ought to have had much better controls for controller than they did, but I feel like it's harder to screw up M&KB. But hey, maybe they'll surprise me!

 

2 hours ago, eggydoo said:

gta5 m/kb i thought was pretty bad except shooting....driving around was terrible, esp the races.  I would switch to controller.

 

Mouse and keyboard has always been like this with GTA on PC. With San Andreas, motorcycles actually handled decently and you could manage to fly the plane, but it was nigh-impossible to drive a car without hitting anything and the helicopter was literally broken. 

 

I imagine a horse might control okay with WASD though. Depends on how many really sharp turns/etc are required.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd consider double dipping for RD Online, which I have no idea if it's good or not. Not sure if I'd play through the SP again or not.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
50 minutes ago, Jason said:

 

 

Mouse and keyboard has always been like this with GTA on PC. With San Andreas, motorcycles actually handled decently and you could manage to fly the plane, but it was nigh-impossible to drive a car without hitting anything and the helicopter was literally broken. 

 

I imagine a horse might control okay with WASD though. Depends on how many really sharp turns/etc are required.

 

When I play shooters on PC that also have vehicles, I often leave a controller next to me and just switch when I get in a vehicle.

 

That said, you also have to shoot while on horse in this game, which would benefit from the KB&M!

 

I suppose it's unclear how well it will end up and I probably won't be re-purchasing the game to find out :p

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There was a time when I'd have loved this. Now, I know it's unlikely they'll actually make the game fun.

 

This game stands out as the biggest fall from hype I've ever had. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, Keyser_Soze said:

 

It kinda reads as everyone but steam one month exclusive for reasons.

They make significantly more on the other storefronts (the storefronts take a lesser cut). So they know there’s a big chunk of people who will get it wherever it is day one, and it’s probably smart to then keep the gap between allowing it on steam pretty short so people who have the principled thing of they’ll never ever use the EGS don’t lose interest. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, legend said:

If they actually do proper M&KB support, it could be orders of magnitude better than the console version.

 

Granted, they ought to have had much better controls for controller than they did, but I feel like it's harder to screw up M&KB. But hey, maybe they'll surprise me!

 

9 hours ago, eggydoo said:

gta5 m/kb i thought was pretty bad except shooting....driving around was terrible, esp the races.  I would switch to controller.

 

GTA5's shooting mechanics are still well below every other major third/first person game.

 

But what other games have spoiled me on is the responsiveness of character movement.  Breath of the Wild has spoiled the constrains of obstacles and barriers (like walls).  Games like Apex, Titanfall, Just Cause, Akrham series, Middle-Earth, and etc have spoiled me on vertical-ity.  Open world games without a quick way to maneuver around and/or OVER obstacles just feel so antiquated.  Red Dead probably won't suffer as much from this because of it's overworld design and setting, but I find free roaming in GTA5 boring because of this.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
55 minutes ago, Paperclyp said:

They make significantly more on the other storefronts (the storefronts take a lesser cut). So they know there’s a big chunk of people who will get it wherever it is day one, and it’s probably smart to then keep the gap between allowing it on steam pretty short so people who have the principled thing of they’ll never ever use the EGS don’t lose interest. 

 

Green Man Gaming  and Humble take a 30% cut.

 

So again. For reasons.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, Keyser_Soze said:

 

Green Man Gaming  and Humble take a 30% cut.

 

So again. For reasons.

Oh damn. I thought I saw a tweet earlier that broke it down for me, but I must have been misled. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If this game ever hits 30, it is worth it just for the story, if you have never played the game. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

$30 is probably what I'd pay, given all that's been said here. 

Part of me just wants to wait buying it until I get a PC upgrade some while down the road, and I could max everything 4k.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
57 minutes ago, Dre801 said:

Maybe one day I'll open my copy and play it.

Don’t 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 hours ago, Bacon said:

If this game ever hits 30, it is worth it just for the story, if you have never played the game. 

No

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, SimpleG said:

No

Huh? Do you just not agree? The story is very good. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Bacon said:

Huh? Do you just not agree? The story is very good. 

The story itself is fine. The game play and slogging thru the tediousness of it really devalues the story enough that I dont think its worth playing thru.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm just gonna say it:  Rockstar can build one hell of a world, but their games just aren't that fun to me personally.  GTA 5 was the very first GTA game that I was able to stick with long enough to finish.

 

I did sort of like the first Red Dead, but never finished it; if I ever get around to RDR2, I'm probably not finishing it either.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Red Dead Redemption 2 PC System Requirements Detailed; Requires 150 GB Of Free Storage Space

Quote

Red Dead Redemption 2 Minimum Specifications:

OS: Windows 7 - Service Pack 1(6.1.7601)

Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K / AMD FX-6300

Memory: 8GB

Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 2GB / AMD Radeon R9 280 3GB

HDD Space: 150GB

Sound Card: DirectX Compatible

Red Dead Redemption 2 Recommended Specifications

OS: Windows 10 - April 2018 (v1803)

Processor: Intel Core i7-4770K / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X

Memory: 12GB

Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB / AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB

HDD Space: 150GB

Sound Card: DirectX Compatible

150 GB of HD space!  :shock:

 

I am thinking of preordering through the Rockstar Launcher -- given the way they are handling the pre-orders, it makes it hard for me to determine whether I would get a better deal thru GMG by waiting...

 

Edit:  More Details from PC Gamer

Quote

We'll need to do our own benchmarking before we decide what specs we recommend. Though Rockstar didn't specify, 'minimum' specs often target 1080p 30 fps, while 'recommended' specs tend to target 1080p 60 fps. Many of us enjoy games at 1440p and want to target 120 fps or higher, and we'll find out what you'll need for that kind of performance once we've got a build.

No surprises, though: A 2018 console game shouldn't require a beast of a PC. That said, Rockstar's done some work on RDR2 since its console release. According to the developer, the PC version will include:

  • Increased draw distance
  • "Higher quality" global illumination and ambient occlusion
  • "Improved" snow trails
  • "Improved" reflections and higher resolution shadows
  • Tessellated tree textures
  • "Improved" grass and fur textures
  • HDR support
  • Unlocked resolution (4K and higher)
  • Ultrawide aspect ratio and multi-monitor support
  • Unlocked framerate

The most important takeaways from our perspective are the unlocked resolution and the unlocked framerate, which PC Gamer confirmed with Rockstar separately from today's press release, which just promised "faster" framerates.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote

We'll need to do our own benchmarking before we decide what specs we recommend. Though Rockstar didn't specify, 'minimum' specs often target 1080p 30 fps, while 'recommended' specs tend to target 1080p 60 fps. Many of us enjoy games at 1440p and want to target 120 fps or higher, and we'll find out what you'll need for that kind of performance once we've got a build.

No surprises, though: A 2018 console game shouldn't require a beast of a PC. That said, Rockstar's done some work on RDR2 since its console release. According to the developer, the PC version will include:

  • Increased draw distance
  • "Higher quality" global illumination and ambient occlusion
  • "Improved" snow trails
  • "Improved" reflections and higher resolution shadows
  • Tessellated tree textures
  • "Improved" grass and fur textures
  • HDR support
  • Unlocked resolution (4K and higher)
  • Ultrawide aspect ratio and multi-monitor support
  • Unlocked framerate
  • Missions just totally axed because there was no salvaging this horse shit (lol) so the game is now completely free roaming only, enjoy moron
  • Gameplay, controls and everything else completely redesigned and given to some random dev that has designed anything after Vice City and doesn't fucking hate playing video games

The most important takeaways from our perspective are the unlocked resolution and the unlocked framerate, which PC Gamer confirmed with Rockstar separately from today's press release, which just promised "faster" framerates.

Wow, the last two improvements in that list genuinely sell me on this as an improved experience.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...