A couple of months ago, rumors started swirling that a Red Dead Redemption 2 Google Stadia port was in the works. As it turns out, those rumors were true, as Rockstar Games has now confirmed that Red Dead Redemption 2 is coming to Google Stadia.
Rockstar made the announcement today, though fell short of providing a specific release date for the Red Dead Redemption 2 Stadia port beyond the fact that it will be available for the platform at launch. Stadia itself doesn't seem to have an exact launch date beyond November, which is when Founder's Edition purchasers will get their access. So basically, whenever Google Stadia Founder's Edition purchasers get their package in the mail is when they will be able to get Red Dead Redemption 2.
Assuming Stadia works properly, Red Dead Redemption 2 is a huge get for the platform. It would essentially make the blockbuster open world game portable, which would have otherwise only been possible with a downgraded Red Dead Redemption 2 Switch port. This way, Red Dead Redemption 2 fans can theoretically play the game wherever they want without necessarily sacrificing graphical quality - depending on Internet speed and availability, of course.
Those who aren't interested in a Red Dead Redemption 2 Stadia port should know that the game was also announced for PC as well. Rockstar has confirmed that the Red Dead Redemption 2 PC port will be available on November 5 for those who decide to purchase it through the Rockstar Launcher, Epic Games Store, Greenman Gaming, and pretty much anywhere that isn't Steam. Rockstar hasn't revealed why the Red Dead Redemption 2 PC port won't be on Steam at launch, but the game will become on Valve's digital distribution platform at some point in December.
Rockstar noted that the Red Dead Redemption 2 PC port will have some new single player content not found in the base game, and it's unclear if the Stadia version will enjoy the same perks or not. If so, then Red Dead Redemption 2 Stadia players may be able to look forward to new Bounty Hunting Missions and Gang Hideouts to complete. There will also be new weapons introduced in the Red Dead Redemption 2 PC port that may or may not make their way to the Stadia version of the game.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is out now for PS4 and Xbox One. The PC version will launch on November 5, with the Stadia version releasing in November as well.