Red Dead Redemption 2 has now been available on PC for over three weeks, first launching via the Rockstar Games Launcher and the Epic Games Store. Rockstar wanted to capitalize on the high revenue share between its own storefront and the Epic Game Store for Red Dead Redemption 2's launch, but now it's ready to expand. As promised, Red Dead Redemption 2 is coming to Steam, where a huge PC gaming community has been waiting for delivery.


In a quick and simple post to its official Twitter account, Rockstar Games confirmed that Red Dead Redemption 2 will be launching on Steam starting December 5. That's one month after the game launched on other storefronts, all but confirming a small exclusivity contract is expiring. No further details were provided for Red Dead Redemption 2's launch on the Steam platform, but it's at the very least a date that Steam users can add to their calendars.




Surprisingly, despite Rockstar's announcement on Twitter, the company has only updated Red Dead Redemption 2's release date on its Steam profile. The game is not available to pre-order yet and has not had a price provided. This is likely due to something in the game's exclusivity contract, to ensure that many more sales go through Rockstar or the Epic Games Store before the Steam launch. As such, Steam users should probably expect Red Dead Redemption 2 to only become available for purchase on December 5 and no earlier. That likely means there won't be any pre-load.


Given that Steam having pre-orders available for Red Dead Redemption 2 is in doubt, it's also in doubt as to whether the bonus offered to pre-orderers on other platforms will be offered to Steam users. Pre-orderers prior to the November 5 launch were given 25 Gold Bars to spend in Red Dead Online. Steam users may end up arriving to the gold rush late and will have to earn their first Gold Bars through hard work.





Whether Red Dead Redemption 2 players on PC buy the game via Steam, the Epic Game Store, or otherwise, the game has received several improvements compared to its console predecessor. This includes a range of graphical and technical improvements like increased draw distance, as well as new content like Bounty Hunting Missions, Gang Hideouts, weapons, and more. Steam users will see the improvements for themselves starting December 5.


Red Dead Redemption 2 is available now on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.