60 frames per second for most Gaming PCs with higher frame rates available for those with better rigs. Ultra HD 60 frames per second footage of the game was also released and has been analyzed by industry experts to reveal what the game will perform like. Rockstar will also be bringing RDR2 among other games to Google Stadia, and we’ve already got an idea of what that will be like and the various benefits one could have from owning the Stadia cloud version of the game.
Minimum PC Specs for Red Dead Redemption 2:
- Windows 7 SP 1 (6.1.7601)
- Intel Core i5-2500K / AMD FX-6300
- 8GB RAM
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 2GB / AMD Radeon R9 280 3GB
- 150GB Free Space (HDD)
Recommended PC Specs for Red Dead Redemption 2 (60fps at Console Quality):
- Windows 10 – April 2018 Update (v1803)
- Intel Core i7-4770K / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
- 12GB RAM
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB / AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB
- 150 GB Free Space (HDD)
Optimal Substitute (to match officially released 4K / 60fps footage) :
- NVIDIA RTX 2070 Super 8GB GDDR6
Next Gen Equivalent PC Parts :
- AMD Gonzala / AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
- AMD Navi 10 Lite / AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Rockstar Games Launcher
Rockstar Games will now require the use of their own game launcher going forward. This is to curb profit margins being chipped away at by partnerships with companies like Valve, Apple Store, etc. It is not yet confirmed, but is likely, that this means Red Dead Redemption 2 will be tied to an Always-Online DRM requiring an internet connection to check and verify game ownership license.
Epic Games Store
Red Dead Redemption 2 will launch for Epic Games Store, Steam, Green Man Gaming, Rockstar Games Launcher, and Humble – meaning that Rockstar Games has given many, many options to all who seek to help them break world records once again as with the multiple re-launches of Grand Theft Auto V.
Google Stadia Version
Based-on Linux / Vulkan framework, twice the power of Xbox One X, but not as much power as the PS5 which will release November 2020. The Google Stadia will have a limited supply upon launch according to statements by Google who are trying to set expectations for what seems to be a slow-burn launch. Founder’s Edition devices are expected to be delayed in some cases, sent out in stages, and as such when exactly the device and RDR2 game will become available remain to be seen.
That being said, RDR2 is being called a “Launch Title” for Stadia and its very existence means Rockstar Games will have put major thought into the design of a non-Windows game engine optimization. This could be big for AMD’s overall desire to get away from proprietary API like DirectX.