Pink Useless Redemption 2 lastly launched on PC this week, and issues haven’t gone nicely for Rockstar. Yesterday, Samit Sarkar at our sister site Polygon reported on varied technical points PC gamers are experiencing, and I can verify that I’ve seen a few of them for myself over the previous week.
Whereas I didn’t have any bother getting the sport up and working at first, the largest concern by far for me — and one which seems to be very commonplace — is that the sport regularly hitches for upward of three seconds at a time. It’s jarring throughout gameplay, and causes you to overlook essential dialogue throughout story sequences when the sport has to meet up with itself.
It is a notably unusual drawback as a result of Pink Useless Redemption 2 itself is in any other case wanting nice and working fairly nicely on my PC, which isn’t tremendous high-end however was once I put it collectively three and a half years in the past. It occurs no matter graphical settings, so far as I can inform. My rig has a GTX 1080 GPU, an i5 6600Okay processor, and 16Gb of RAM, and I’m hovering between 40 and 60 frames a second at 1440p with principally excessive settings. (I exploit a G-Sync monitor, so the body fee dips are noticeable however not all that annoying.)
To be clear, that isn’t precisely proof of a well-optimized port, contemplating how good Pink Useless Redemption 2 appears on vastly much less highly effective console hardware. I normally haven’t any bother working video games at quicker body charges and better settings, and I wouldn’t name this an amazing port even when it didn’t have the hitching concern. But it surely does have the hitching concern: it doesn’t matter what I do with the settings, it locks up for a number of seconds each couple of minutes.
That’s sufficient to make it unplayable proper now, which is a disgrace, as a result of I used to be in any other case actually wanting ahead to replaying Pink Useless Redemption 2. I cherished the sport on my PS4 Professional final 12 months, however I don’t know that I performed it the precise approach — I bombed by it as shortly as I may to see the ending with out spoilers and listen to what different folks have been saying about it. I’m undecided that was the fallacious choice, however I’d very very like to provide it one other, extra thorough playthrough over an extended stretch of time. It wouldn’t damage to take action with higher visuals and efficiency, both.
As Samit famous, Rockstar’s response thus far has been to suggest gamers flip off antivirus software program, which looks like an unsatisfactory repair. Updates for the corporate’s launcher and the sport itself appear to have accomplished little at greatest, and even made the state of affairs worse.
Till Rockstar fixes Pink Useless Redemption 2 on PC, or not less than provides some indication of what’s happening, we actually can’t suggest that you simply purchase it. Because the hitching issues are out of step with the sport’s common efficiency, it appears like they need to be addressable. However with none affirmation repair is on the horizon, this model of the sport is a tough go.