Red Dead Redemption 2 Will Launch On Steam On December 5th
Rockstar Games has announced via twitter below, that Red Dead Redemption 2 will be available on December 5th for Steam. The PC version of the critically and commercially acclaimed open world title has been available on the Epic Games Store, Rockstar Games Launcher, Humble Store and other storefronts. Considering the number of issues the PC version has had, it will be interesting to see the reception on Steam.
Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC is coming to Steam on December 5 pic.twitter.com/IBi3zIcAZE
— Rockstar Games (@RockstarGames) November 27, 2019
Red Dead Redemption 2’s PC launch drew a number of complaints, not the least of which was having to use yet another publisher-specific launcher to play it. If you haven’t already bought the game, though, you won’t have to deal with that hassle. Rockstar has revealed that its open-world Western will be available through Steam on December 5th. You can play where most of your existing game library already resides.
The one-month timed exclusivity certainly suggests that Rockstar is abiding by Valve’s new Steam Distribution Agreement which says that a game will be ineligible for launch on Steam if it not doesn’t come to the service within 30 days of launching on other PC platforms.
That would certainly be good news for those of you who are boycotting the Epic Games Store. Being permanently locked out from Steam would certainly give some publishers and developers pause for thought.