Red Dead Redemption 2 Companion App Files May Indicate a PC Release

Red Dead Redemption 2 has finally launched on consoles, but a PC version is nowhere in sight. Though there are several rumors being thrown around, we have yet to receive official confirmation if the game will be coming to PC in the future. Reported by RockstarIntel, BlackScout dug into the official Red Dead Redemption 2 companion app files and found several entries that point towards a PC release, or at least a companion app for the PC.

The official Red Dead Redemption 2 companion app is available on iOS and Android and lets players transfer their HUD from their main display to a smartphone or tablet. The new information reveals files with PC related parameters such as:

  • CommandIsPcVersion(void)    000000000166A12C
  • PARAM_companionAutoConnectIpPC
  • PARAM_FrameLimit

The list of parameters also includes a number of graphics options entries such as water reflection, particle quality, HDR, Anisotropic quality, and more. Another parameter in the list includes the keyword “Oculus”, which may mean a VR version of the game is in the works.

Meanwhile, other parameters draw a different picture, hinting towards a PC version of the companion app:

SIGNIN_PC_APP_URL    0000000002A51F58

Interestingly enough, the PARAM_HDStreamingInFlight parameter was also found in the PC version of Grand Theft Auto V, strengthening the possibility of a PC release. The list of parameters is huge and includes references to advanced graphics settings such as LOD scale, lighting quality and motion blur strength. Although these files originated from Rockstar’s official app, this is by no means an official confirmation, and a PC version won’t be confirmed until we receive official word from the developers themselves.