Rockstar Games' Wild West sandbox seems like its PC debut lies just beyond the horizon, as a PC port of the critically acclaimed Red Dead Redemption 2 was recently listed on a programmer's resumé. There's been a lot of back and forth within the gaming community over whether or not PC players will get to step into the boots of Arthur Morgan on their platform of choice, and this most recent development has renewed hope that it could still happen.
Rockstar is notorious for skipping out on PC development and restricting its widely praised titles to Xbox and PlayStation systems, so it's not out-of-character that they neglected to launch Red Dead Redemption 2 alongside its console versions last year. However, the PC community was offered a sliver of hope when talk of a Grand Theft Auto V PC release began to circulate around the time of its re-release on Xbox One and PS4 in 2014, and the massively popular title did eventually come to PC the following year. This created a massive fan outcry for Red Dead Redemption 2 to follow in its modern counterpart's footsteps, but any news of the long-neglected PC crowd getting their next Rockstar fix has been sparse and largely unreliable until now.
On the LinkedIn profile of Future Immersive CEO Nan Ma, the seasoned Rockstar developer lists his work as a physics programmer for Xbox One, PS4, and - most interestingly - PC versions of Red Dead Redemption 2. Ma appears to have since deleted this line from his profile, but the damage has already been done because the PC community is once again abuzz with speculation, this time not debating if the game will come to PC, but when.
Despite this optimism, there's still no guarantee that Red Dead Redemption 2 will happen on PC any time soon, if at all. Though it doesn't seem likely, the Red Dead Redemption 2 LinkedIn tidbit could've been added by Ma mistakenly or as a calculated jest at his former employer's expense. Also, it's always possible that Ma's account was compromised and edited by an internet troll with an incredible amount of subtlety and self-restraint, but that alternative seems even less probable. So far, Rockstar has made no statement on the game's potential for a PC port, and they're highly unlikely to do so anytime soon.
Anything's possible at this point, so maybe sometime this summer PC players will be delightedly blindsided with an announcement that Red Dead Redemption 2 will mosey on over their way in the near future. However, it's equally likely that nothing at all will happen, so the PC community will have to just continue doing what they've gotten so good at over the years - waiting and hoping.
Source: Nan Ma