Red Dead Redemption PC Version Confirmed?
Red Dead Redemption is the upcoming sandbox-style western video game developed by Rockstar San Diego.
Red Dead Redemption’s action is set in the early 1900s and tells the story of John Marston, a former outlaw “gone good”. Marston is forced by the Bureau (the FBI version of the Wild Wild West) to track down and capture (or kill) his former gang members. It’s either that or our hero can kiss his family goodbye. Faced with such an ultimatum, Marston will start on a journey to hunt down his former partners throughout North America (New Austin, West Elizabeth) and even across Mexico’s Nuevo Paraiso.
Even though the game has been officially announced for the PS3 and Xbox 360, recently a scan of the Game Informer April 2010 issue has surfaced on the Internet, saying otherwise. According to Game Informer a Red Dead Redemption PC version is also in the works. Check out the scan below (click on the image for a larger version):
From what we’ve seen so far, Red Dead Redemption is trying to capture the Wild West just as the Grand Theft Auto series has captured the everyday turmoil of real life cities. The game’s world will include towns, mountain passes and prairies. And even though the desert will take up a lot of space in Red Dead Redemption’s World (just like it did back then) it will be filled with a lot of random generated encounters like ambushes, carriages being held up, animal attacks and more. Speaking of animals the game will feature over 40 different types. Each animal can be hunted down, killed and eventually skinned. The players will be able to travel using horses, stagecoaches and trains. The horses will be animated with the Euphoria physics engine that will assure realistic movements and reactions.
Off course, combat will play a major part in the game. Read Dead Redemption will use a cover system and a regenerative health model. Marston will be able to carry up to six different weapons from a various selection of pistols, rifles, shotguns, knives and more. Also the players will be able to use Marston’s signature move, the Dead Eye targeting system. With the help of Dead Eye the time can be slowed down in order to create a slow motion effect similar to the one introduced in games years ago by Max Payne.
The game is looking promising to say the least and the fact that Rockstar just might release a Red Dead Redemption PC version, thus making the game accessible to a wider audience, is more great news.
The Red Dead Redemption release date (at least for the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions) is May 18 in North America and May 21 in Europe. For more details on the game check out Gamespot’s Preview, below.
LE: While we’re still waiting for Rockstar’s official confirmation, THQ has officially announced that their console exclusive best-seller, Darksiders, will also come out on the PC. The Darksiders PC version will be launched in June, 2010.