Rockstar Games officially announces that Red Dead Redemption comes to PC and PlayStation 4 next week by way of Sony’s PlayStation Now streaming service.
Not too long ago, John Koller, the vice president of PlayStation brand marketing, revealed that the open world Western title Red Dead Redemption would be coming to PC and PS4 by way of a playable version on PlayStation Now “soon.” Thankfully, it seems as if that time is almost here, as the developer Rockstar has officially revealed that the game will be available through the streaming service on both of the aforementioned platforms next week on Tuesday, December 6.
For those unaware, the PlayStation Now edition of Red Dead Redemption will essentially be the PS3 version of the game. Alongside its release on the service will be the launch of the title’s fan-favorite and critically acclaimed expansion pack known as Undead Nightmare, which incorporates a zombie-themed campaign, as well as a wave-based, Horde-styled multiplayer mode.
Once next Tuesday arrives, it will be the first time for Red Dead Redemption to grace the PC platform in any official capacity, and it should make personal computer gaming fans incredibly happy. After all, fans pleaded for a PC port for the longest time after the game’s release way back in 2010.
As far as Red Dead Redemption making the leap from the last console era and onto the PlayStation 4 is concerned, the Rockstar title will now be available to play on two major current generation systems. Not only will RDR take its place on the PS4, but also it’s already available on Microsoft’s latest platform by way of the Xbox One’s backward compatible feature.
Beyond the original Red Dead Redemption, Rockstar Games also has a proper followup in the works with Red Dead Redemption 2. Interestingly enough, the developer has only confirmed the sequel for PS4 and Xbox One, despite fans’ starting an online petition for a PC version to make its way onto home computers.
Although Red Dead Redemption and its forthcoming sequel being included on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One seems to be of major import to Rockstar and fans at large, Nintendo platforms have gotten the shaft and could possibly miss out on having RDR 2 show up on the Switch. As a matter of fact, some analysts are surmising that chances of a Nintendo Switch port are “poor” when it comes to the next entry in the Western saga. Nevertheless, with Red Dead Redemption soon being available on PC, it’s really anyone’s guess as to whether or not the Big N’s next console will be another home for RDR 2.
Red Dead Redemption is set to launch on PC and PlayStation 4 via PlayStation Now on December 6, 2016, and the game is currently available on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Xbox One by way of backward compatibility.