'Red Dead Redemption 2' on PC? MMO 'Wild West Online' is Probably Our Best Bet

By Jazz Rosin / 2017.05.15

Hot on the heels of the latest news about Ubisoft's "Far Cry 5" going Western, Rockstar Games' "Red Dead Redemption 2" is getting yet another Wild West themed competitor.

Just this week, a suspected leaked screenshot for "Red Dead Redemption 2," which originated on the GTA Forums, has been circulated online. Some immediately called it fake, but it turned out that the screenshot was not a fake at all. However, it was not from "Red Dead Redemption 2" as it appears, but for an entirely different game.

Speaking to PC Gamer, publisher DJ2 revealed that the screenshot that recently made the rounds online was actually for their own Western-themed online game, simply called Wild West Online.

DJ2's vice president Stephan Bugaj revealed their reasons for creating this Western-inspired MMO, which, as anyone can guess, is still indirectly related to the release of "Red Dead Redemption 2."

"There's an audience for this that just wasn't being served on PC," Bugaj said. "So we wanted to make this big, open Wild West world with a bit of a twist that, like the best MMOs, is a place where people can really live in."

The issue about "Red Dead Redemption 2" not making it to the PC has been widespread since the game was announced, with PC gamers calling out Rockstar Games for ignoring its PC fanbase.

"Wild West Online" is more than just a PC knock-off of "Red Dead Redemption 2," although there would probably be tons of comparison between the two. Players will be tasked to commit crimes such as bank heists, shop robbery and more, and will be gaining notoriety by doing these, making them wanted criminals.

Instead of cops going after the players, however, it will be other players who will be hunting for your head, making it different from the PvE features in Rockstar's games.

More will be revealed soon, according to "Wild West Online" official website, and as revealed to PC Gamer, a Kickstarter campaign will also be launched for the game, although it was said to only be for "extra funding" for future expansions.

It may or may not hold a candle against "Red Dead Redemption 2," but for PC gamers, this is the closest way for them to ever experience the upcoming Western game. Unless Rockstar Games suddenly announces the PC version fans are all waiting for, then "Wild West Online" will probably have to do for now.

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