Australia refuses classification for upcoming Rockstar project named ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ (PC Version?)

vestan

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Dec 28, 2017
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So this news has been popping up in Rockstar fan circles recently and I thought Era might be interested in it.

On the 20th August 2019, the IARC (International Age Rating Coalition) on behalf of Rockstar filed for 'Bonaire' to be classified by the Australian Classification Board which ended up getting refused classification. There was speculation that this could have been a completely new title but the game was specifically refused classification due to the fact that there is no game called 'Bonaire'. Someone e-mailed the IARC and a representative got in contact with Rockstar to clarify this.



However, just a few days ago, Rockstar filed for this classification AGAIN, but this time under the title 'Red Dead Redemption 2'. For some unknown reason, it yet again was refused classification. The page is still up and viewable here



This is really interesting because just like GTA V, the PC version was rated separately than the console variants.



Here you can see the original release on PS3/360, the next-gen version of PS4/XBO and the PC release. It's worth mentioning that the PC version of GTA V was scrutinised more thoroughly compared to its console counterparts with mentions of violence, sex and online interactivity so if this is really the PC version of RDR2, it's probably going through the same ropes in order to see release which is why it keeps getting refused.

I doubt Rockstar would go out of their way to make a whole new classification for anything related to Red Dead Online, especially when you look at GTA V's listing on the Australian Classification Board and see that GTA Online doesn't have its own classification. Now that Rockstar has brought out their new launcher indepndent from Social Club and them yet to reveal their Stadia title(s) ahead of its launch, I think we'll be seeing RDR2 for PC sooner than we think.

We've had major hints of a PC version for Red Dead Redemption II these past few months. It's not really a matter of 'if', more 'when', and I think it'll be pretty soon.


 
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Lant_War

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Jul 14, 2018
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Man why are we still doing this "Will it come to PC?" circus. It obviously will.
 

Axe

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Given the release of their new launcher, it must be pretty soon. A free copy of GTA San Andreas is nice, but isn't going to drive adoption like RDR2 would.
 

Lashley

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It's obviously coming, but at this point I'm past caring. Me and my mates have high level online characters and did the story on PS4, we aint double dipping.
 

Horns

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Dec 7, 2018
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It's coming to PC no doubt. I hope the rumor of RDR1 DLC being a part of it turns out to be true.
 

FoneBone

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It's obviously coming, but at this point I'm past caring. Me and my mates have high level online characters and did the story on PS4, we aint double dipping.
i'd think there'd be a decent chance of cross-save support for that reason

i have to wonder what the point of this secrecy is. is there really a significant audience that would hold off on the console versions had a PC version been announced (for a later date) prior to their release?
 

Lashley

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Oct 25, 2017
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i'd think there'd be a decent chance of cross-save support for that reason

i have to wonder what the point of this secrecy is. is there really a significant audience that would hold off on the console versions had a PC version been announced (for a later date) prior to their release?
It must work, I guess, or they wouldn't do it.
 

Zelda

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Oct 25, 2017
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How long after GTA V was classified on PC did it release? Might be a similar timeline for RDR2?
 

Dennis8K

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Oct 25, 2017
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I have not played RDR2 yet.

I only really start caring the day the PC version releases. Thanks for beta testing the game though, guys.
 

Overflow

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I am a little salty Rockstar takes so long to put the PC versions. It seems almost intentionally mean spirited.
It's just business; they know lots of people will double-dip so they can run at higher settings etc., then triple-dip when they re-release on the next consoles too lol. It's been a gargantuan success with GTA V after all, even if it is a dick move.
 

Spark

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I mainly want to know if the first one is coming too, if they want to push their store release the RDR Complete Collection with RTX support.
 

Davilmar

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Never got the chance to play RDR2 on the PS4 when it first came out, so I'm definitely interested in the PC version. If R* would finally release the damn thing.
 

Cordelia

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i'd think there'd be a decent chance of cross-save support for that reason

i have to wonder what the point of this secrecy is. is there really a significant audience that would hold off on the console versions had a PC version been announced (for a later date) prior to their release?
Oh yeah it is. Hype culture and FOMO is real. Double and triple dippers are also real.
Why are they having so much trouble passing the PC version through classification?
I didn't play RDRO so I don't know but is there gambling or drugs element on RDRO?
 

Mentalist

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Mar 14, 2019
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I await the PC release, followed by the mod that puts RDR 1 into the game, if Rockstar aren't gonna do it themselves.
 

Rendering...

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Man, I can’t wait to play the upcoming Grand Theft Auto 6! (Code name: Red Dead Redemption 2: PC Edition)
 

Mecha Meister

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Oh yeah it is. Hype culture and FOMO is real. Double and triple dippers are also real.

I didn't play RDRO so I don't know but is there gambling or drugs element on RDRO?
In online and singleplayer there's gambling like poker, and drugs like cigarettes, cocaine gum, chewing tobacco and alcohol.

It appears that there are even regional restrictions for Poker on Red Dead Online: Poker In Red Dead Online Is Not Available Everywhere Due To Regional Laws