We’ve had another tantalizing hint that Red Dead Redemption 2 will be coming to the PC after some enterprising soul rifled through the guts of the game’s companion app and found references to a PC version.
Rockstar Intel (opens in new tab) highlighted this particular bit of detective work, peeking inside the files of the Red Dead Redemption 2 companion app and spotting several references to a PC version and related settings. These include the following bits of technical jargon:
- CommandIsPcVersion(void) 000000000166A12C
So yes, there’s also a mention of Oculus in here, pointing towards potential VR excitement. Various other references to graphics details that could pertain to a PC port are also abound.
Of course, we’d be foolish to jump to conclusions based on a few mentions of PC here and there in the app. And, it’s true that in places there are other references to a PC version of the companion app for desktop computers, for example a mention of a sign-in for the ‘PC_app’.
Which could mean that all these references simply point to a PC version of the companion app, rather than an actual full-blown port of the game for the platform. Although equally, it could be the case that both of the above are in the pipeline.
We can but remain hopeful for a PC incarnation of Red Dead Redemption 2, and we’ve certainly seen a number of hints that it is indeed in the cards – from the LinkedIn profile of a programmer who previously worked at Rockstar showing that he’d been working on a PC port of the game, to a leaked retail listing suggesting a 2019 launch.
So, Rockstar might move faster than it did with Grand Theft Auto V, which eventually came to the PC after its console release.
Red Dead Redemption 2 was released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One just a few short days ago, on October 26.