Today, the release date of the Steam version Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC has been announced - which is next week, on December 5th, 2019. This release is around a month later than the original PC release of the game - which is now out on Epic Games Store and RockStar Game Store.

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Steam users receive the game a month later

At the time of this writing, the game doesn't have a Steam Page yet. However, it's most likely to be sold at full price on the Steam Store - as I don't think Rockstar will let the game to be sold on Steam with a cheaper price tag. Also, both the GOG and Epic Games Store version of the game also require the installation of the new Rockstar Games Launcher, so that might be the case for the Steam version also.

You can see the trailer for the PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2 on the video below:

Of course, the spectacular graphics of the game as we've seen on the above trailer came with a price - that the total HDD requirement for this game is a massive 150GBs. That's to be expected though, especially when the game features 4K resolution textures, as well as uncompressed models and sound.

However, as we previously reported, the PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2 is a big mess, performance-wise. While some players have reported that the game randomly crashed many times while they are playing the game, with a generic error message without any error code: “Red Dead Redemption 2 has exited unexpectedly,” I've only encountered the crash once. However, as for me, the game stuttering so bad that it's almost unplayable.

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The PC version of this game suffered from many problems

For this reason, we should hope that the Steam version's release will come along with performance patches, as well as further optimization so that the game will become more playable, or I can be sure that if not, the game will receive a bunch of negative comments and reviews on Steam.

Red Dead Redemption 2 will be available on Steam next week, on December 5th, 2019.