Is Red Dead Redemption 2 Coming to Steam?

Red Dead Redemption 2 can be purchased direct from Rockstar’s own store and from a couple of other online stores. But is it coming to Steam?

Red Dead Redemption may have skipped the platform but PC-owning cowboy fans can now play Red Dead Redemption 2. It requires a hefty chunk of hard disk space and a fairly powerful PC to play but, much to our joy, there are already mods available for the game. There’s one that lets you play as all manner of animals, though we’re still waiting for an add-on that replaces every enemy with Macho Man Randy Savage.

Oddly, though, you can’t buy the game from the Steam store right now. It’s not that it’s an Epic Game Store exclusive – it can also be had from Rockstar’s own store, Green Man Gaming and a few others. So when is it coming to Steam?


According to Rockstar, Red Dead Redemption 2 will be available on Steam this December, but there’s nothing more definite than that.

It’s not unheard for games to bypass Steam entirely; even before the Epic Game Store was a thing, many of EA’s and Ubisoft’s titles skipped Steam in favour of their own proprietary platforms.

However, there’s still a catch: it’s likely that even if you buy the game through Steam you’ll still have to create a Rockstar Social Club account to use the game, so be warned.