The sequel to Rockstar’s wild-western action game Red Dead Redemption has been confirmed for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, but no details have been shared regarding a PC release. With the console release right around the corner, fans have begun speculating the possibility of a PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2.
Although the gaming community has been on the fence about Red Dead Redemption 2 coming to PC, the first solid piece of information landed all the way back in June. According to VG247, a Rockstar developer, whose identity has been hidden, may have accidentally confirmed Red Dead Redemption 2 for the PC. On their LinkedIn profile, the phrase “Red Dead Redemption 2 – PS4/XBox1/PC” was seen for a short period of time before being quickly removed.
Looking at it from a financial perspective, it would make sense for Rockstar to release the game on as many platforms as possible in order to maximize profits. We have seen the company do this before with Grand Theft Auto V. Originally released for the previous generation consoles in 2013, Grand Theft Auto V was not confirmed for the PC at the time. Nearly two years later, PC and console versions of the game were launched with enhanced graphics and more features.
However, it can be argued that Grand Theft Auto titles have always been released for the PC, so linking this to the Red Dead Redemption series would not be fair. For the sake of argument, if we assume that Rockstar is employing the same strategy of a delayed release, we can, theoretically, expect a Red Dead Redemption 2 PC version in May 2020.
At the end of the day, these are all estimations, and the fate of the PC version lies in the hands of Rockstar. With no official word, or even any sort of teaser, from the developers, PC gamers can only hope that the company sees it fit to release Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC.
Red Dead Redemption 2 launches on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 26th.