Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC is finally happening, or at least it’s finally been rated, and thus will be coming out soon. Take-Two or Rockstar Games have yet to confirm the existence of the PC port officially, but it’s been all but confirmed for months now. This is actually the second time the cowboy sim has been submitted for classification as a PC game in Australia, with the first version having been rejected by the ratings board. This new listing, as spotted by hardcore fans on Resetera, says that the newly submitted version of the game is rated at MA15+ by the Australian Classifications Board.
It’s a pretty common thing for rating listings to be crawled looking for unannounced games, as ESRB and other ratings bodies publicly list the games they rate online for easy perusal. In the case of this game, the rating happened in the last month, and it seems to be timed with the launch of Rockstar’s own PC games launcher. Yes, Rockstar is pulling the Epic and Ubisoft strategy and making their own launcher. Let’s just hope they don’t make the PC versions of all their AAA releases exclusive to said launcher.
Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick said that porting the massively successful video game to the PC would have “no downside,” based on the massive success of the console versions. The story of Arthur Morgan is a wonderfully immersive and enjoyable experience, if not an incredibly dark one. Getting to play it on the PC should allow the graphically-obsessed PC crowd to make the word of RDR2 even more beautiful. Even the console version looked incredible, as the idyllic vistas and realistically modeled characters made for such a wonderful experience just based on the visuals. And with the gritty story and living world that the game takes place in, the whole thing is just incredible.
It’s easy to see why Rockstar put so much time into the project, and it paid off in terms of sales in Red Dead Redemption 2. Red Dead Redemption 2 had the largest opening weekend in the history of entertainment, making over $725 million in revenue in three days, and over 17 million copies shipped in total in two weeks, exceeding the lifetime sales of Red Dead Redemption.