Red Dead Redemption 2 achieved a lot of things last year: it was the biggest-selling game of 2018, and it garnered an ungodly amount of positive reviews. But one thing it didn’t have was a PC release, with the western epic only launching on PS4 and Xbox One. That could be about to change, though.
Rockstar has been keeping busy since the game launched in October, building out the Red Dead Online beta – complete with a competitive fishing mode – as a way to keep the fan base engaged. And now it’s starting to sound like Rockstar might have been beavering away on a PC port of the game as well.
The rumors of an upcoming PC version for Red Dead Redemption 2 stem from LinkedIn, where a former Physics Programmer for Rockstar mentioned a PC version of RDR2 as one of the projects he worked on at the studio. The programmer, named Nan Ma, has now deleted the mention, but not before WCCF Tech took a screenshot and shared it online…
This wouldn’t be the first time that a Rockstar game arrived on consoles first before making a splash on PC at a later date, with such projects as Grand Theft Auto V following a similar trajectory. This isn’t the first time that rumors have pointed towards a PC version of RDR2 either, but there still hasn’t been an official announcement from Rockstar to confirm or deny the story.
Perhaps, as some people have pointed out, Rockstar is planning to get Red Dead Online out of its beta phase and into the world before it announces the PC version of the full game. This makes sense, but it is just guesswork at this stage.
As we hear more about Rockstar’s future plans, however they shape up, we’ll be sure to keep you updated.