The reaction to Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2 announcement was massive, and although we don’t know a whole lot about the game other than it’ll be launching in the Fall of 2017, there’s considerable excitement over the upcoming title. The latest rumors suggest the game will feature more than one playable character, much like GTA V, with the sequel likely to be set before the events of Red Dead Redemption. The game is also set to offer an all-new online multiplayer experience.
The first game never made its way to the PC, but according to Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter, Red Dead Redemption 2 is likely to be available on Windows in early 2018:
I remember the announcement for GTA5 was Xbox 360 and PS3 only, when it was first announced in November 2011, I think. And then they waited until June of 2014, so literally two and a half years after the first announcement, and announced that it would be on Xbox One and PS4. And then- I forget the month, but I think it was several months later, they announced it for PC, which came out in 2015.
So they have a history of bleeding out information about their games, and credit to them, it works. It keeps fans interested in their games. This announcement, for instance, coming the week Battlefield is launching, and then the trailer coming the week before Titanfall 2 launches… I think they’ll have another trailer around when Call of Duty launches, because they want to dominate the headlines. They are brilliant marketers, and they’re right. Here we are, you know talking about Red Dead Redemption 2, which is coming out in a year, and not talking about all the games that are coming out this week.
Given Rockstar’s track record, the best way to know when the game will release is once it’s actually available to download.