New code from Rockstar Games hints that Red Dead Redemption 2 could be making its way onto PC. The open world adventure once again returns to the Old West and looks to be one of this year's biggest games for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is Rockstar's long-awaited follow-up to 2010's Red Dead Redemption. The ambitious prequel focuses on Dutch van der Linde's gang and may even include the odd appearance from Arthur Morgan himself. Although the first game failed to get a PC release, Rockstar might cash in on the hype of Red Dead Redemption 2.
According to Rockstar Intel, a series of codes hidden within the Red Dead Redemption 2 companion app could point to a PC release and the possible use of virtual reality. The app mentions parameters relating to PC and includes PC references like frame limit. Although critics have pointed out that this could relate to a PC app to accompany the game, it still doesn't explain the mention of Oculus Rift.
The idea of Red Dead Redemption 2's PC release is nothing new and rumors have been circling for a while. In June this year, a Rockstar employee mentioned working on a PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2 on their LinkedIn. The game already promises to be a massive hit for the console market and could reach 20 million sales by the end of 2018, so it makes sense that Rockstar would want to corner another sector of the market.
Rockstar has a history of surprise PC releases since Grand Theft Auto V got its own port two years after the original's release - the company had originally denied reports. On the flip side of this, the Red Dead series is yet to appear as anything other than a console-exclusive. While neither 2004's Red Dead Revolver nor the 2010 sequel have seen a PC port, Rockstar could start the trend with Red Dead Redemption 2. It's unclear when Red Dead Redemption 2's PC release would be, but gamers probably shouldn't expect it to take as long as GTA V.
As fans get to grips with the expansive world of Red Dead Redemption 2, there is already the upcoming Red Dead Online to look forward to. If the game is coming to PC, Red Dead Redemption 2's high-end graphics would certainly look impressive on a high-end PC. Until Rockstar makes an official announcement, though, players will have to wait patiently to find out if Red Dead Redemption 2's PC release is hearsay or something more.
Source: Rockstar Intel