If your social media timelines are suddenly filled with people loudly declaring they can “finally” buy Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC, that’s because the game has arrived to Steam, drawing a rousing cheer from the GabeN Legionnaires. I can only assume it’s a legionary force judging by the fervor with which these people speak.
Anyway, on point: The Steam version comes complete with all of the sickly dark green Steam-colored features you expect such as Steam Achievements, Steam Chat, and Steam Broadcast functionality, along with a number of PC-specific gameplay updates like photo mode, bounty hunter missions, gang hideouts, treasure maps, and more. And of course, there’s also access to Red Dead Online, naturally.
So far, the Steam version doesn’t seem to be off to the best reviews; VG247 notes that the Steam build seems to be plagued with a lot of the same issues already corrected on other versions on PC, and the “mixed” reviews reflect that. Oops.
If your digital crime lord proclivities lean more towards the modern day, Grand Theft Auto Online has a little something for you in the form of the Diamond Casino Heist, which is arriving on Thursday, December 12th. This particular Heist promises to be the mode’s most complex yet, touting “a diverse range of opportunities for set-up and prep missions that shape your plan of attack, multiple paths of approach, constantly changing security measures and a dizzying array of choices once inside.” It all leads up to what should be a highly replayable — and (presumably) highly lucrative — piece of multiplayer gaming.