'Red Dead Redemption 2' release date, news: PC, Nintendo Switch versions potentially up for 2018

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Fans were ecstatic when Rockstar Games finally made “Red Dead Redemption 2” official a couple of weeks ago, effectively bringing an end to months of speculations and uncertainty about the second installment in the popular open world Western action-adventure video game series.

But just like the original game released in 2010, the upcoming installment will only be available on two game consoles this time for the Microsoft Xbox One and Sony PlayStation 4, obviously bringing huge disappointment to those who have been hoping that a PC version will be included.

However, according to University Herald, multiple sources are claiming that “Red Dead Redemption 2” might actually have its own PC release after the releases for Xbox One and PS4, and that there is even the possibility that Rockstar will also port the title over to the upcoming video game console from Nintendo, the Switch.

Although there is still no official release date, Rockstar indicated through its social media platforms that the game will be released in the fall of 2017, which means that the waiting game will end just several months from now.

Going back to the possibility of a Nintendo Switch version, Gaming Bolt reported that even though there is that existing prospect, the fact that the Japanese game developer has been trying to market the upcoming console as a shift in direction to mainstream gaming means that it could become very challenging, even borderline impossible, to make a version for the Switch. Well, only Rockstar can provide a solution to this, provided there is more information handed out about the rather mysterious video game platform.

Aside from the potential PC and Nintendo Switch versions, the huge anticipation for “Red Dead Redemption 2” is bringing in questions as to whether or not the game will be made compatible with older consoles like the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. But then again, it’s hard to bet on those considering that there isn’t a Windows version, even if there are over a million prospective gamers using their PCs to play video games.