The new updates for "Red Dead Redemption 2" reveal the possible release date of the western video game for the PC platform. An online European retailer website lists the PC version's launch date for next year, sparking the speculations that Rockstar Games really intended to launch it similar to "Grand Theft Auto 5."

Rockstar Lincoln also made comments regarding the allegations of forced overtime for their employees during the development of the game. The western prequel will have players control over senior Van der Linde gang member, Arthur Morgan, who strives to survive the hard and cruel open-world of the Frontier.

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PC version for 2019

According to VG 24/7, the Europan retailer website, MediaMarkt, placed "Red Dead Redemption 2's" PC version for a 2019 release date. Netherlands-based tech website, TechTastic was able to get a screenshot of the release date on December 31, 2019.

While the December 31 release date is a common placeholder for upcoming video game title launches, MediaMarkt is considered to be one of the most reliable retailer websites in all of Europe. So it is possible the website had more details about the game than any other retailer website.

Rockstar Games will launch the open-world western game this month for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and its success can open the door for a PC release in the future similar to what the did with "GTA5." The game will also have an online multiplayer mode called "Red Dead Online" and its player count will support up to 32 players online. Rockstar will begin its beta test next month.

The game will feature seven locations with the Frontier for players to explore. Players can do all sorts of activities such as playing poker, hunting animals for food and trade, drinking at bars, and even an old-fashioned gun dual.

The "Dead Eye" system has been updated dramatically as players can slow time and target vital points of enemies to shoot at.

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Rival gangs, bounty hunters, and lawmen will go after Arthur and his gang throughout the story, and players can earn the respect and services of other NPC when they are doing side-missions.

Overtime controversy

According to GameRant, an anonymous source stated that Rockstar Lincoln employees have been told that overtime work is optional and it is not forced upon them. Lincoln is a UK division of the Rockstar Games and they are responsible for fixing general bugs and in-game issues of "Red Dead Redemption 2."

While overtime is optional, the aforementioned source added that the overtime work was being requested to them and they were even given schedules from the upper management, though they can refuse to do extra work hours.

"RDR2" will launch on October 29 for the PS4 and Xbox One consoles.