Red Dead Redemption 2 is an open-world western action-adventure game which Rockstar Studios developed. Rockstar Games, the developer’s counterpart publisher, will release the game for PS4 and Xbox One platforms in either the third or fourth quarter of the year. But, it seems like there will be an additional platform made available for the game which is the PC. Here is the reason why.
Why Red Dead Redemption 2 May Come To PC
Denuvo, Digital Rights Management (DRM) providers, recently encountered a technical issue on their website. This caused all users in the website to experience some kind of malfunction. This allowed them to access restricted information from the website’s database, specifically details on the titles that may come on PC, which may include Red Dead Redemption 2.
In addition to the leak, Rockstar Studios may use Denuvo in the future. It is a common knowledge in the gaming world that Denuvo is only used on PC. Thus, Rockstar Studios may work with Denuvo for DRM needs. DRM is a system used by video game developers and publishers for copyright protection for their titles. This prohibits the unauthorized redistribution of games and limits the content that players can copy from the game. Moreover, Rockstar Games only has one upcoming title, which is Red Dead Redemption 2.
According to the game’s website, Grand Theft Auto was one game by Rockstar Studios that the publishers released on the PC platform after two years from its initial launch. This release was something that many thought would arrive at a much later time. Some speculate that Rockstar Studios may pull off the same strategy with their new game. However, this is just purely speculation as of late.
Rockstar Games announced the upcoming title last October 18, 2016. Despite having already shown two teaser images and a trailer for the game, there is still little information about its plot and actual gameplay. At the onset of the announcement of the game, some fans have petitioned that Rockstar Games also create a version that is playable on the Microsoft Windows PC.
Analysts also expect that the game will attain great sales. According to Ben Schachter, Macquarie Securities analyst, “in its first hour, the announcement received 54K likes and 61K retweets on Twitter, 152K likes and 52K comments on Facebook, and 65K likes on Instagram.” He claimed that the game should move 12 million units during Rockstar Games’ owner, Take-Two Interactive’s second fiscal quarter this year. “We think this demonstrates significant pent-up demand and interest for the sequel,” Schachter added.