Anticipation has been building for quite a while as we eagerly await Red Dead Redemption 2. It’s believed that it’ll drop sometime later this year, at least for console gamers…
A PC version has yet to be confirmed, however there’s already speculation that it could face delays and not launch alongside the other platforms, and it’s the reason why that has people a little upset.
“Grand Theft Auto 5 taught Rockstar a great many things, and some of the lessons are bound to rub off on Red Dead Redemption 2 in the right way… However, GTA 5 also taught Rockstar how to sell a game to maximum effect and the staggered release schedule really worked out for them,” says Aron Gerencser, of RDR2.com, a fansite of the upcoming title.
By confirming a PC version sooner, it means some gamers will hold out and wait for it, as opposed to picking up the console version at launch. In the case of GTA V, the PC version ended up being the definitive version of the game, which has some people thinking that Rockstar could pull a similar move.
If you look at GTA V as the example, it first came out on Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. Shortly after, it came out on current generation consoles, and finally on PC. It remains to be seen whether Rockstar will follow a similar formula, but it worked last time – so why not?
“But if fans knew today that they were guaranteed to get a PC version of the game at some stage in the future, there would be a good chunk of them that wait it out and only buy that edition,” speculated RDR2.com.
Well, frankly, it’s one thing to stagger the release dates if it’s genuine, but if it’s a strategic way to milk people into buying extra copies of the same game, especially from such a beloved franchise that people can’t wait to get their hands on, that’s unfair and hopefully untrue as well. Keep in mind, this is all just speculation at this point. The folks over at RDR2.com do raise some good points, but don’t start sharpening your pitchforks just yet.