Red Dead Redemption 2 For PC Rumored To Be An Epic Games Store Exclusive
It can’t be denied that the Epic Games Store has been taking a significant chunk of Steam’s business with the former company’s timed exclusive deals, the most recent of which was for the newly announced Borderlands 3. Though Epic Games has stated that its bid for exclusives will die down eventually, it appears that it first plans on claiming exclusive rights to the as yet unannounced Red Dead Redemption 2 PC port.
The ‘news’ comes by way of a leaker on 4chan, who revealed that the long anticipated PC port for Red Dead Redemption 2 would be announced on April 22 at 9 a.m. PST, with an eventual release date of July 9. Not only that, but they also revealed that the upcoming port will be an Epic Games Store exclusive, though it won’t be a timed one, meaning that if the leaker is correct, the game will never be available for purchase through Steam.
According to the leaker, the reason behind publisher Take-Two Interactive’s decision to release the game exclusively through the Epic Games Store was that a deal was struck that will allow the publisher to keep 100% of the profits on any DLC released for the game. For the sake of comparison, Steam takes 30% off the profits for DLC purchases.
It is important to note that the information above originated from a 4chan post, and as such should be taken with a grain of salt. So far we’ve heard absolutely nothing from Rockstar Games and Take-Two, so anything the leaker stated could be 100% false. Still, it doesn’t seem unreasonable for Epic Games to keep gobbling up exclusives, and Red Dead Redemption 2 would be a big fish to land.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is now available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
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