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.
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