Shares of Take-Two Interactive (TTWO) - Get Report rose Friday after the company's Rockstar Games unit announced the release date of a PC version of its popular video game. Red Dead Redemption II should go live on Nov. 5. It's a prequel to Red Redemption, a western-themed frontier game that has been out for several years.
Shares rose $2.86, or 2.4%, to $123.37 in recent trading.
The new release for PCs includes access to an online version of the title. It will also be available to play on Google's new Stadia cloud gaming platform.
Red Dead Redemption is among the most popular franchises developed by Rockstar, which also created the Grand Theft Auto gaming franchise.
Pre-orders on Rockstar's game launcher will include two free bonus games between Oct. 9 and Oct. 22.
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