‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ Coming To PC; Game's ‘GTA Online’ Threat Addressed By Take-Two BossBy Donna Mills, UniversityHerald Reporter
It was in 2010 when the first "Red Dead Redemption" was released by Rockstar Games. The years-long waiting game is a sweet torture for fans clamoring for a sequel that will take them back to the Old West.
Denuvo recently had a major database leak that gave all users unrestricted access. One of the previously secret details that users unearthed is a PC version for "Red Dead Redemption 2," RDR2.com reported.
Denuvo is a digital rights management (DRM) provider. Essentially, they stop users from sharing or pirating a game. The process, however, sometimes backfires and it is the legitimate customers that end up unable to play a game, while crackers and pirates are able to penetrate the DRM provider with almost no efforts.
Denuvo only works on PC, and Rockstar being spotted in the provider's database after the technical problem means that they will roll out a PC version of a game. As of late, the public is only aware of the "Red Dead Redemption" sequel as the developer's upcoming game.
Many fans will be delighted if this turned out to be true. A Change.org petition for a PC version of the follow-up title was launched a few months ago and now has more than 52,000 supporters. Rockstar won't have to worry about this particular market given that many players approve of the idea already.
The upcoming game will once again feature shanty towns inhabited by rowdy cowboys, cattle, frenzied bars and merchandise stores. The sequel's trailer featured a narrator warning that "when the time comes, you gotta run and don't look back," adding that "this is over."
The anonymous voice was followed by a scene featuring seven men riding horses. According to Trusted Reviews, the men are part of the gang shown in the sequel's reveal artwork.
The open-world action-adventure game will have both single and multiplayer contents. Strauss Zelnick, head of Take-Two Interactive (which owns Rockstar), said that "Red Dead Redemption 2" is not a direct competitor of "GTA Online." Zelnick doesn't believe that the upcoming sequel will negatively affect the other game's future sales or engagement. He added that the two quality titles can coexist with each other, Daily Star reported.
"Red Dead Redemption 2" will be released in fall 2017, with pre-orders for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One now available at Target. What do you think of the game getting a PC version? Do you think that the sequel will be better than the original? Share your thoughts below!
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