Rockstar Games' open-world western Red Dead Redemption 2 released to critical acclaim last year, but so far the title has only been available on PS4 and Xbox One leading us to wonder: will we ever see Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC?
Since last year, rumors have been floating around that Red Dead Redemption 2 will come to PC, but there's been little in the way of solid information about whether a PC release will actually happen. However the evidence is starting to pile up, with the latest hint appearing in Rockstar Games' Social Club source code.
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Spotted by Twitter user JakoMako51 (via PCGamer (opens in new tab)), there is a line in the Social Club's source code that mentions "RDR2_PC_Accomplishments".
Check out the tweet below:
The fact that Red Dead Redemption 2 is coming to PC is now quite evident. #RDR2 #reddeadredemption2pc #RedDeadRedemption2 #rdr2pc #reddeadredemptionRDR2_PC_Accomplishments:"Accomplishments"You can search for "RDR2_PC" in the following link: https://t.co/hmtRJGKmoa pic.twitter.com/4kJAd5u58rJuly 4, 2019
Evidence is mounting
It may be a single line of code but, paired with previous PC rumors, it suggests that Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC could be on the way. After all, it took Rockstar Games just under a year to port GTA 5 to PC after the game's release so to estimate that it'll take Red Dead 2 roughly the same amount of time (if not a tad longer) isn't out of the question.
But we've also seen previous mentions of PC in Red Dead's code as some savvy data-mining last year contained references to PC-quality graphics settings – shadow quality, grass rendering, and the like – as well as lines explicitly naming PC, such as 'PARAM_companionAutoConnectIpPC' or 'CommandIsPcVersion(void)'.
All signs point to Red Dead Redemption 2 coming to PC eventually, but whether its sooner rather than later remains to be seen.