Rockstar shares first screenshots from Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC

Rockstar Games has finally shared the first screenshots from Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC.


It’s no secret that the PC version of games are often considered the definitive editions when it comes to overall visual fidelity. Well, Rockstar Games latest western adventure, Red Dead Redemption 2 is no exception to the rule, and the upcoming PC release is looking to be quite the treat. In fact, Rockstar shared the first screenshots from the PC version today, and everything looks absolutely exquisite.

RDR2 shooting

On PC, Red Dead Redemption 2 has been designed to take advantage of every bit of power available, according to the blog post that Rockstar shared on its website. HDR and 4K support join a ton of other enhancements that will no doubt make for an exceptionally beautiful experience when the game launches on November 5. If you’re interested in checking out any of the screenshots shared today, you can see a few throughout this article.

Everything about the screenshots looks fantastic, and if you’re like us, and are always looking for the prettiest visuals in games, then Red Dead Redemption 2 looks to be setting itself up quite nicely to wow everyone who picks it up. What’s even better is that the game’s system requirements won’t require a NASA supercomputer to run on higher settings, though if it’s anything like GTAV, we’re sure we’ll see some differences in setups depending on your PC configuration.

RDR2 - on the lake at night

Either way you look at it, though, Rockstar has created a stunning world in Red Dead Redemption 2. We were impressed by the visuals when the game originally launched for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One last year, and now, several months later, we’re still impressed by how alive and beautiful the world looks in the latest screenshots for PC. We can’t wait to dive into the world of Arthur Morgan once more. For more information on RDR2, make sure you check out our Red Dead Redemption 2 guide and walkthrough. You can also check out the PC requirements for yourself to see what kind of computer you’ll need to experience the game on your own rig.

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    October 9, 2019 11:05 AM

    Josh Hawkins posted a new article, Rockstar shares first screenshots from Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC

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      October 9, 2019 11:28 AM

      Has there been any mention of raytracing? I'm not expecting it but it sure would be neat to see what it looks like.

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        October 9, 2019 11:40 AM

        OK read it, caught up, didn't see anything about raytracing so I assume it's not in. Still would be cool if it still managed to make it in through modding or something.
        Weren't they supposed to release a trailer today too? I wanna see this beast in motion at 60fps!

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          October 9, 2019 11:43 AM

          RDR2 does not feel like the type of game that would 1) benefit visually from RTX due to minimal reflective surfaces (Compared to Control) and 2) would very much stress RTX with the complexity of wilderness features like trees etc. Maybe eventually when RTX is the de facto approach to rendering but not at this stage.

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            October 9, 2019 11:46 AM

            It depends I suppose. The lighting in the game is very very very good as is. It seems very crafted specifically for it. That being said RTX may break that. However, I think RTX could greatly enhance the lighting and make the surface of every window, every piece of wood, the way it hits the snow, all that could be a huge boost in lighting quality and make it look even more natural.

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      October 9, 2019 1:32 PM

      Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC also offers HDR support, the ability to run high-end display setups with 4K resolution and beyond, multi-monitor configurations, widescreen configurations, faster frame rates and more.

      Hmm. I'd really like to see what their ultrawide support is like, sounds like it's in there and all if multiple displays are supported, but after GTAV there are some concerns regarding the UI & HUD & cutscene formatting.

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