A new Red Dead Redemption 2 rating from the Australian Classification Board is the latest piece of evidence to suggest a PC version of the game will be announced by developer Rockstar Games imminently. Red Dead Redemption 2 was classified as multi-platform 11 months ago by the board originally, and a reclassification would be strange without a new platform being pursued by the game.
Many fans are already convinced Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC will be announced in the next few weeks thanks to the release of the Rockstar Game Launcher, the developer's new launcher that features several GTA titles but no Red Dead Redemption for the time being. In fact, some fans were actually upset about the announcement, which they felt was the perfect time to unveil what many believe to be a surefire eventuality in Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC, only to be given the chance to download GTA: San Andreas for free instead. With the possibility of Red Dead Redemption 2's version of Undead Nightmare growing by the day thanks to zombies appearing in-game, however, it's still a strong timing window for Rockstar to unveil a new platform for the title.
That seems even more likely now that Red Dead Redemption 2 has been classified as MA 15+ once more by the Australian Classification Board. The mature rating is the exact same as what it got 11 months ago for its console versions, so it doesn't seem like anything has changed, although that in itself isn't an indicator its definitely a PC port - after all, pretty well every Rockstar game gets the same rating. The re-classification isn't a necessary one, though, unless Rockstar is planning on bringing the game to a new platform, and that, coupled with persistent rumors over the last year that included a programmer implying they had worked on the title, seems to confirm Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC is happening, and soon.
If the rumors finally turn out to be true, it would be a major boon to the Rockstar Game Launcher to have Red Dead Redemption 2 as a download option, and would likely get many more consumers to download the new service. That alone might be worth finally moving the port forward, but the PC platform still represents a major untapped market for a game that sold extremely well on the platforms it did launch on. For Rockstar Games, there's essentially no risk - Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC is about as sure a bet as anything in the industry to do well.
It seems like a matter of when, not if, for the Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC announcement out of Rockstar. Whether it's before, simultaneously, or after fans discover what's going on with Red Dead Redemption 2's zombies remains to be seen, but October seems set to be a very exciting month for fans of Rockstar's gritty western adventure.
Source: Australian Classification Board