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Red Dead Redemption 2 rumor points to a PC version

Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2 is inbound for the PC – at least according to the LinkedIn profile of a programmer who worked for Rockstar.

As reported by VG247 – and also detailed on a Reddit thread spotted by Wccftech.com – the Experience section in the programmer’s LinkedIn profile lists the games they worked on, and that includes Red Dead Redemption 2 (RDR 2).

Interestingly, the employee listed the platforms for RDR 2: PS4, Xbox One and PC, and several sources have verified that the programmer’s LinkedIn profile in question is a genuine one.

This would indicate that although the PC version hasn’t been officially announced, it's in the works. At this stage, however, it’s still a rumor to be treated with caution (it could be a simple mistake on the LinkedIn profile, for instance).

Time will tell

That said, it certainly makes sense for RDR 2 to make it to the PC, as it’s an extra audience for Rockstar to tap into.

While the original game didn’t grace the PC – due to porting the sprawling code being a seriously uphill struggle, compounded with time pressures, if whispers on the web are to be believed – Grand Theft Auto V was eventually unleashed for Windows after a considerable delay.

If RDR 2 is coming to PC, it’s likely to will follow a similar pattern, with launch delayed by a year or so. This is pure speculation right now, but it’s definitely an interesting hint of things to come for those who want to play the Western-themed open world sequel on the desktop PC with a quick-draw gaming mouse and keyboard combination.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is slated for release on October 26 for PS4 and Xbox One, so hopeful types could speculate on a summer 2019 release on PC. The hype train is slowly gathering steam, and a fresh trailer released last month built up some serious anticipation for the game.

Darren is a freelancer writing news and features for TechRadar (and occasionally T3) across a broad range of computing topics including CPUs, GPUs, various other hardware, VPNs, antivirus and more. He has written about tech for the best part of three decades, and writes books in his spare time (his debut novel - 'I Know What You Did Last Supper' - was published by Hachette UK in 2013).