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Old 09-17-2019, 09:16 PM
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RDR2 for PC???


Logging into Steam it had a large install for Rockstar. I take that a a clue, with no validation in any way what so ever that they may be preparing red dead 2. Gta V for PC was out of the blue, way back in the day. i have also had many drinks.
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Old 09-18-2019, 04:52 AM
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Although I really hope this will happen (and soon), GTA V had an announcement 10 months prior to its PC release - so I would not get my hopes up to much
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It was probably the new Rockstar game launcher thing.
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Old 09-18-2019, 03:43 PM
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It takes Rockstar 1+ year each time. And RDR1 never came out for PC. So the only answer you can get is "maybe."
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Old 09-18-2019, 05:35 PM
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What's up with that? Why don't they release all their games on PC after any exclusivity agreements end?
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Old 09-18-2019, 10:55 PM
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Who knows, they've been delaying the PC releases substantially since the 2002 release of GTA3 7 months after the PS2 release. But RDR never came out for PC alongside more obscure releases like Midnight Club, for AFAIK unknown reasons.

And exclusivity is usually about Sony vs. Microsoft, and RDR came out at the same time for both systems I think. They obviously want to add polish to the PC release, but not sure how RDR fell through the cracks.

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Old 10-04-2019, 01:44 PM
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Red Dead Redemption 2 Coming to PC November 5th
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Old 10-04-2019, 01:51 PM
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Woohoo, That's what I was hoping for. After an awesome 2018, '19 so far had been a huge loser of a year for PC games. This is the first good news of the year, and it's almost over.
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Just noticed it's not coming to steam until December. Is one more month of waiting worth having it in right launcher? decisions, decisions .
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Old 10-04-2019, 07:04 PM
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Just noticed it's not coming to steam until December. Is one more month of waiting worth having it in right launcher? decisions, decisions .
What is one more month compared to how long it has already been?

Plus thatís a month for them to patch some PC-specific bugs before you get it.
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It seems that you will get much more bang for your buck if you buy it directly from Rockstar - sort of preorder offerings but they aren't there for Epic, and I assume GoG and Steam (eventually).
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What's up with that? Why don't they release all their games on PC after any exclusivity agreements end?
Porting to PC isn't necessarily easy unless it was assumed from the beginning. And, even then, PC often introduces unique problems due to the diversity of hardware and software.

I'd rather it be delayed than get a bad port. That said, many companies do both, which is BS. Hopefully RDR2 won't be one of those.

The delay for Steam is weird. Does it mean that Epic made an agreement that only restricts putting the game on Steam? That seems bizarre. As is a 1 month exclusivity window.

Maybe they are aware of how easy it is to crack Steam's DRM, and they have issues using their own proprietary DRM and Steam's at the same time? But, then, I know for certain that games on Epic are easily hacked, as I have a copy of that Untitled Goose Game to see if I'd even like it. (So far, I find the mouse controlls too clumsy.)

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I've played two Rockstar games on the PC (Bully and LA Noire), and they were two of the worst ports I've ever played. They took very little advantage of mouse/keyboard setup. Unless I hear that they're doing better with RDR2, I probably won't try this one out.
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The delay for Steam is weird. Does it mean that Epic made an agreement that only restricts putting the game on Steam? That seems bizarre. As is a 1 month exclusivity window.
Epic have nothing to do with it. Rockstar released their own game launcher with all of five games on it last month and I expect they would rather have people buy the game through that than pay the 30% Steam fee.
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Old 10-05-2019, 07:15 PM
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I've played two Rockstar games on the PC (Bully and LA Noire), and they were two of the worst ports I've ever played. They took very little advantage of mouse/keyboard setup. Unless I hear that they're doing better with RDR2, I probably won't try this one out.
I played GTA: San Andreas on PC and it was fine. The two you played I only played on Xbox.
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I've played two Rockstar games on the PC (Bully and LA Noire), and they were two of the worst ports I've ever played. They took very little advantage of mouse/keyboard setup. Unless I hear that they're doing better with RDR2, I probably won't try this one out.
The worst was the Games for Windows settings in Fallout 3, where they literally ported over the controller settings and didn't bother changing the graphics, so the A key on your keyboard was confirm.
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I played GTA: San Andreas on PC and it was fine. The two you played I only played on Xbox.
I only played it on PS2, but I remember hearing the airplane controls were pretty awful, and that part comes in after you've invested many hours.
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People should really get a gamepad for their PC. You can get an xbox 360 or a knockoff type controller for $20. Almost every multiplatform game in the last 10 years works seamlessly, usually you can even change between KB/M and gamepads on the fly when appropriate. Like if I'm playing a game like GTA 5, I'll do shooting with KB/M and driving with an xbox controller.
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I have a couple game controllers for my PC. Problem is, I use them so infrequently that they always feel clunky and awkward and I never remember where the buttons are or which does which. For the number of things I have to play, I'm more likely to just move on than to try and develop the muscle memory to play competently on the controller if KB/M isn't an adequate option.

I managed fine in GTAV though so I'm not too worried about this title.

Plus I was so unimpressed with GTAV that this game is on the "Wait until it's cheap" list

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Old 10-07-2019, 09:35 AM
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I only played it on PS2, but I remember hearing the airplane controls were pretty awful, and that part comes in after you've invested many hours.
The airplane wasnít too bad. Especially since most of the time I didnít land them, just bailed out with my parachute and let it crash, because thatís what you do in GTA.
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The game is now available for pre-purchase with the Rockstar launcher.
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Old 10-10-2019, 02:42 AM
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Just FYI, you can use PayPal to pre-order the game through the Rockstar launcher.
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Old 10-10-2019, 07:47 AM
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But if I want to order the game prior to release could I do so through the Rockstar launcher?
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But if I want to order the game prior to release could I do so through the Rockstar launcher?
It's not real clear, but the best I can figure out;
Yes, and if you do it from the launcher before the 22nd you get the most 'extras' .After Oct 22nd you can order from Epic for lesser extras. Then sometime in December it will come to steam with presumably no preorder(or as they more accurately call it, pre-purchase) extras.

I did order through the launcher already, personally.

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Old 10-10-2019, 02:23 PM
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I did order through the launcher already, personally.
Same here. I can't see other vendors being able to beat the free upgrade to the Special Edition and two free games. It's super weird that they don't sell GTA IV though, what in the world is up with that?
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