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In further evidence that Red Dead Redemption 2 is eventually coming to PC, the official Red Dead Redemption 2 Companion App makes several references to a PC version of Rockstar’s open-world Western.

Tucked inside the actual files of the RDR2 mobile Companion App are a couple of parameters that directly refer to a PC version. One line says “CommandIsPcVersion(void)    000000000166A12C”, while there is also a specific reference to a PC version of the app alongside the current Android and iOS versions.

SIGNIN_ANDROID_APP_URL    0000000002A866D0
SIGNIN_IOS_APP_URL    0000000002A9C890
SIGNIN_PC_APP_URL    0000000002A51F58

But the icing on the cake is a section in which the parameters specifically refer to the companion app connecting to various platforms, including PC:

  • PARAM_FrameLimit
  • PARAM_DX11Use8BitTargets
  • PARAM_HDStreamingInFlight
  • PARAM_Oculus
  • PARAM_companionAutoConnectIpDurango  
  • PARAM_companionAutoConnectIpOrbis
  • PARAM_companionAutoConnectIpPC
  • PARAM_singleThreadedRenderer
  • PostFX::g_CheckerBoardEnable

There are three platforms listed above for which the Red Dead Redemption 2 Companion App is designed to auto-correct. There’s PC, of course, while Durango was the development codename for the Xbox One and Orbis was the codename for the PlayStation 4.

This could be left over code from the GTA V iFruit companion app, or it could be something made from scratch. It joins a growing pile of other evidence that Red Dead Redemption 2 will be coming to PC, including a Rockstar employee actually listing a PC port on their LinkedIn profile. Whoops. The wait should be worth it though, as we think the definitive edition of Red Dead Redemption 2 will be on PC.