Nobody wants to play Red Dead Redemption 2 on PCBecause it's a very boring horse riding simulator. I usually finish at least the main campaign in open world games but I couldn't complete RDR2. While the missions were OK, everything in between was just...tedious.
Creston wrote on Dec 26, 2019, 13:22:Dont forget the horrible horrible controls, which havent seen any improvement since GTA 5, actually have become worse in many ways.
I can see a lot of reasons why it's not super popular on PC.
1) A YEAR delay between console and PC versions, with Rockstar playing their pathetic refusing to acknowledge it game.
2) Weird EGS/Rockstar Launcher only availability at launch. Apparently when you're a studio that makes billions of dollars, you still get swayed by Tim's exclusivity money.
3) Poor state of the port at launch, and overall hefty PC requirements to get it to run well.
4) It's 100% exactly the same game as it was on consoles, other than a lot of graphical improvements. GTA5's PC release came with higher traffic density, higher population density, a FULL first person mode, etc, and it went from the shitty console era to the PC. On the flipside, the game is exactly the same on PS4/Xbone vs PC, barring that it looks a lot better. So there's probably not a lot of people double dipping.
5) Red Dead Online is just boring. I started it up once, and after an hour and a half I was still in the fucking tutorial, in the desert, with (for whatever dumbass reason) this major sandstorm going on, so it was like playing the old Turok game where three feet away from you there was fog everywhere.
400K copies on EGS, probably double that on R* launcher, another few hundred thousand on Steam, and you've got 1.5 million copies sold. Not great, but I'm not really sure what they were expecting.
Prez wrote on Dec 26, 2019, 15:45:
I wonder if the '2' in the title has anything to do with it. If people feel like they missed out on the first one and it isn't made clear that the first isn't a requirement for jumping on board with the second one (which I've read it isn't, but I had to search a bit to find that out) maybe that had a hand in the relatively low sales?
EDIT - as for the article's noting of the early discounts that didn't happen for GTAV, it is probably worth pointing out that the game is on sale on the Playstation store as well. I bought myself a PS4 recently to play Horizon Zero Dawn and God of War and noticed RDR2 on sale this week.
jacobvandy wrote on Dec 26, 2019, 12:07:
Steam stats show everyone who has the game running, period, unless they're not connected online at all. But I'm not sure if the game let's you do that, with its Rockstar launcher requirement.
WaltC wrote on Dec 26, 2019, 11:16:
I'm always amused when people try to dump on the sales numbers of a single-player game by looking at how many people are playing it online....;)