Red Dead Redemption 2 PC rumours reignite after PC version spotted on Rockstar resume

Written by Stuart Thomas on Mon, May 13, 2019 2:21 PM
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Here we go again, all aboard the Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC express. It’s been well over six months now since RDR2 came to consoles, and we’ve still not heard a sniff from Rockstar, officially at least.

More fuel has been added to the fire with another LinkedIn discovery though. Former Rockstar Toronto physics programmer Nan Ma has claimed on his LinkedIn profile that he helped work on Red Dead Redemption 2 for PS4, Xbox One, and, crucially, PC. According to his profile, he didn’t quite hang around long enough to ship Red Dead Redemption 2, but he was at Rockstar as a physics programmer from June 2010 all the way up to October 2019.

There is the chance this is just a simple typo on Nan Ma’s part, of course, and he actually just worked on a console version. However, he’s also very specific about the platforms he worked on in regards to Grand Theft Auto V and Max Payne 3, so there’s a certain level of care that’s gone into this.

This isn’t the first time we’ve heard rumours of Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC, either. The RDR2 Companion App references a PC version in its code, while a Rockstar Leeds programmer also reference a PC version in his LinkedIn profile before hurriedly scrubbing it clean.

Where there’s enough smoke, there’s usually fire, and we’d be inclined to believe Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC is a matter of if, not when. Sales of the game on console have probably largely run their course by this stage, and Red Dead Online doesn’t seem to have strong legs, so either Rockstar is waiting for Red Dead Online to be more content-rich before bringing it to PC, or we’re waiting around for a remastered version coming to both PC and next-gen consoles.

While a fantastic game, Red Dead Redemption 2 has faded from the spotlight significantly since launch, in a manner that GTA V certainly didn’t. The hype has died down somewhat so Rockstar should probably get on with a PC version sooner rather than later.

When do you reckon we're finally going to get RDR2 on PC then? Do you think it's even going to happen at all? Let us know your thoughts below!

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08:06 May-16-2019

Atleast till the time u develop this plzzz release the first part on pc... Iam not playing this untill i get both of these....the amazing storing is incomplete without both of these..


Wts the point of porting if for the orignal one u need to hv a console..

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11:21 May-15-2019

We all know it\s coming sometime, rockstar wouldn't miss out on such a big part of the industry in this day and age. the only question is when

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17:19 May-14-2019

Please fix the article stuart, it's October 2016 not 2019.

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15:32 May-14-2019

Lets hope it released before cyberpunk.

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11:10 May-14-2019

i believe it when i play it

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07:07 May-14-2019

lol i thought it was already on pc

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19:39 May-13-2019

Who knows that "guy" just added pc version of rdr 2 to his resume for attention.
But i want it to be true and it will be.
Rdr 2 will make its way to pc im sure when next gen console launches. ????

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19:35 May-13-2019

I mean, it's honestly more when rather than IF. Rockstar would be stupid to not release it on PC. GTA5 is still massive on Steam and RDR2 would make them a killing if it came. Honestly, my only concern is it not coming, but rather it being an epic store exclusive. I think they would very stupid to make it exclusive, but money is money and at the end of the day, they don't really care what the fans want, but what will make the shareholders and heads more money. So we'll have to wait and see I guess.

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07:08 May-14-2019

well it wasn't on pc last time

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12:10 May-14-2019

Still that was before GTA5. My guess is when RDD2 starts to slow down on consoles they will release it on pc.

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16:47 May-14-2019

You're 100% correct Solider, but as I said, GTA 5 has been massive on PC, so from a business pov, it would stupid to not put it on a platform that would easily sell a couple more million copies. Companies grow and expand, and Rockstar has been putting more limelight on PC the last few years.

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17:59 May-13-2019

I swear on the entire GD community, if this game never releases on PC, I'll change my name to whatever u guys choose

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22:07 May-13-2019

Change it to Pooja, then we can ask you what is this behaviour :D

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14:59 May-14-2019

New name for you: RDR2_PC

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17:14 May-13-2019

I've played through the story twice. I'm not gonna be picking it up again on PC. Online just isn't worth buying the game again, unlike GTAO.

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03:42 May-14-2019

You may change your mind after some PC mods release..

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01:26 May-15-2019

That's very true. I don't think so, but there's a chance that something might come out that forces my hand.

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16:00 May-13-2019

My one hope. Not an Epic Games store Exclusive.

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14:55 May-13-2019

Rockstar isn't one to miss milking a game if they can. PC money is also money.

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15:45 May-13-2019

Who cares. Gimme the game

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16:17 May-13-2019

The moment I played RDR2 on PS4, I was like, Mouse and Keyboard are the only things that'll unleash this game's full glory!

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20:03 May-13-2019

I thought the same thing. But I have it on Xbox but I have to wait to try kb&m with it.

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14:34 May-13-2019

I am expecting a summer announcement and a fall release, Next gen(ps5) confirmed to have backward compatibility, so don't think they will release it again for next gen...

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16:12 May-13-2019

I'm expecting fall release or Q1 2020 release at the very latest

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03:45 May-14-2019

But, GTA V released on ps3, xbox360 and remastered on the next gen consoles, also releasing on PC. so..

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