The new Red Dead Redemption 2 PC launch trailer released today and committed heavily to showing off what the new platform can offer the game, flexing its graphical prowess and technical enhancements that are native to the PC version of the game. Red Dead Redemption 2 released last year and was immediately a game of the year contender, shrugging off concerns over the development cycle that led to the game's depth and complexity while wowing consumers with shiny graphics and a lot of methodical cowboy roleplay.
The post-launch period for Red Dead Redemption 2 has undoubtedly been something of a disappointment for developer Rockstar Games, however, as Red Dead Online has struggled mightily to catch on with players in the same way that GTA Online did after Grand Theft Auto 5 released. While improvements to that offering have been made over time, not having a PC platform to play the online version of the game was certainly hindering its ability to draw a bigger crowd. With the release of the Rockstar Game Launcher and rumors swirling about the PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2 at the same time, however, it was only a matter of time before Rockstar Games addressed that void and gave its newest title a chance to shine on the platform that can put its engine to work the most.
With the Red Dead Redemption 2 PC version just days away from launching, Rockstar Games put out a new launch trailer on YouTube that doubled down on what the company has been leaning on heavily for marketing: the game's graphics. The new trailer looks even better than the game did on consoles - which is to be expected - and reminds consumers just how intriguing the world of Red Dead Redemption 2 can be. Even after a year, the game looks flat out fantastic, and the story remains just as compelling as it ever was. Anyone who doesn't own the game already and was prevented from doing so purely because of platform restrictions is probably going to bite.
Fans are already joking about just how hard the Red Dead Redemption 2 PC version will be on computers, but those with rigs capable of top performance will find a lot to like in the game. Pre-orders for Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC are still available directly from Rockstar Games, too, with extras like the Story Mode's War Horse and Red Dead Online's 50 Gold Bars as incentives to do so.
Red Dead Redemption 2 was already one of 2018's biggest releases. The new lease on life the game will get from the PC platform, however, alongside the improvements made in the port, could also make Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC one of this year's biggest, too.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is available now on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and will release on PC on November 5, 2019.
Source: Rockstar Games/YouTube