Rumour – Red Dead Redemption 2 to be revealed as an Epic Games Store Exclusive on PC

Rumour - Red Dead Redemption 2 to be revealed as a Epic Games Store Exclusive on PC

Rumour – Red Dead Redemption 2 to be revealed as an Epic Games Store Exclusive on PC

Red Dead Redemption 2 was easily the most popular console release of 2018, making the game’s lack of a PC version a huge negative for the platform. Even so, a PC release of the game was always expected after the game’s initial outing on consoles, much like what happened with both Grand Theft Auto IV, L.A. Noire and Grand Theft Auto V. 

Some rumours have started circulating about Red Dead Redemption’s PC version, though before we go into any more details, we will note that the source is from 4chan. With this in mind, take this rumour with a mountain of salt, though we will note that a lot of what is mentioned makes sense given the current PC gaming landscape. 

The 4chan leaker states that Red Dead Redemption 2’s PC version will be revealed on April 22nd as an Epic Games Store exclusive, with the full game having a planned release date of July 19th 2019. The post also mentions that this is not a timed exclusive, but a permanent one, with Epic Games and Take-Two, the owner or Rockstar Games, creating a deal which will give the company full profit on any DLC that’s released for the game’s PC version. 

Now before we dismiss this report entirely, it is worth noting that Take-Two has already agreed to release Borderlands 3 as an Epic Games Store timed exclusive, a deal which makes future game collaboration/partnerships more likely. On top of that, Valve takes a 30% cut from all DLC sales and in-game purchases, making Take-Two’s reported deal highly valuable for the company. Epic’s lower cut from general game sales is also a huge incentive for a game as large as Red Dead Redemption 2.  

While the source of this rumour is one that should not be taken seriously, what is said makes a lot of sense for both Epic Games and Take-Two. Red Dead Redemption 2 would be a massive draw for the Epic Games Store, and Take-Two would undoubtedly want to generate the maximum amount of revenue per sale that they can.  

Rumour - Red Dead Redemption 2 to be revealed as a Epic Games Store Exclusive on PC  

If this report is true, Epic Games has won their most lucrative store exclusive yet, one which will undoubtedly draw a large number of PC gamers to their platform. Are these rumours true? I guess we will find out later this month. 

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