Red Dead Redemption 2 is arguably one of the best Rockstar Games games of all time. Its storyline and engaging gameplay, world mechanics, NPC AI, and graphics were unique for its time. And now more than four years after its release, the game is still competing at the top.
As SteamDB charts revealed, the game just hit a new all-time high concurrent player record on Steam. The number surpassed the number of concurrent players on the day the game was released for PC in 2019.
- On the 28th of November, Red Dead Redemption 2 had 66,492 concurrent players on Steam, a new all-time high for the game.
- This is more than the number it hit on its launch for PC in 2019. Then the game had less than 60k concurrent players.
- The rise in players is being attributed to the Black Friday sale on Steam, where the game was one of the best-sellers.
- This recent success left the fans wondering why isn’t Rockstar giving the game attention that it deserves.
This is despite the fact that Rockstar has not given it as much care as it warrants. The studio has not released a decent DLC for the game in a long time. And its online version is all but abandoned by Rockstar.
According to the SteamDB charts, the steam version of the game had 66,492 concurrent players on 28 November. That is quite an impressive accomplishment for a game that is 4 years old now. The number of concurrent Red Dead Redemption 2 on its PC launch day was less than 60k.
The rise in players is being attributed to the Black Friday sale on Steam. And, to add to the milestones for the game, Red Dead Redemption 2 was one of the best-selling Steam games on Black Friday. Again, quite impressive for a game that doesn’t get as much care of Rockstar as GTA V.
RDR2 is available for next-gen consoles. But, despite the game’s popularity, Rockstar has not yet released an optimized port of the game for next-gen consoles like PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S, and Xbox Series X. That is surprising considering the fact that earlier this year the studio released a PS5-optimized version of GTA V.
This is sure to spur rising demands for a remaster of the game. Let’s hope that Rockstar will budge and re-evaluate its unannounced policy of ignoring the game, and consider a remaster for RDR2.
And in these times, when lots of games are being unnecessarily remastered for next-gen consoles, and sold at ridiculous prices, a remaster for a game like RDR2 is a must.
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