Is this a record for shortest Epic Games Store exclusivity ever? Rockstar Games has announced that Red Dead Redemption 2 will ride into Steam on December 5, making it the fourth digital marketplace to sell the game. Unfortunately, it won’t make Valve’s Autumn Sale (not that it would have received any kind of significant discount, anyway).

The slight delay makes sense from a business perspective. Rockstar takes 100 percent of the revenue from sales through the Rockstar Launcher; it takes 88 percent from sales through Epic. Steam’s revenue share model is more convoluted — and Rockstar possibly has a custom, more publisher-friendly deal negotiated — but that rate is likely closer to 80 percent.

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