Rockstar isn’t talking about Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC, the developer has firmly avoided the question for years now. But the source code on its Social Club web page says different. There’s a line buried within the code that refers to RDR2_PC_Accomplishments, which certainly suggests Rockstar is working on a PC release of its open world cowboy game.
The reference to Red Dead on PC was spotted by Jacopo Colangelo, who shared his findings on Twitter, along with the means to check for yourself.
Now, this is hardly a confirmation of a PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2. It suggests it might be on the cards, but then there’s a chance that the line has been included in their innocuously. We also don’t know how long the reference has been in the file as there is no date for when it was last modified. It might have been sat there for years, added at a time when a PC version was on the cards. There’s also a chance that PC doesn’t stand for PC but something else – Player Character, for instance.
Hopefully Rockstar will reveal its plans for a PC version soon, because PC players have often been left in the dark by the developer.
Grand Theft Auto V
When GTA V originally launched, for example, it was only available on Xbox 360 and PS3. It later was released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and it wasn’t for another five months until it game to PC, 18 months after the original launch. Since then, though, it’s been in the top selling games on Steam, hanging there like the North Star. GTA Online is still thriving on PC and the mod scene has created some amazing skins and graphical updates to the game. It would be great to see Red Dead Redemption 2 get the same love.