Is Red Dead Redemption 2 coming out for PC?
Rockstar Games have kept Red Dead Redemption fans waiting eight years for a sequel, but will PC gamers have to wait as long for their chance to play the title?
It’s been five years since Grand Theft Auto V arrived into the world, emerging onto our consoles in a storm of shotgun shells, hijacked cars and unprecedented adulation from every corner of the gaming universe.
The once prolific game developers haven’t released a single title since GTA V‘s triumphant release in 2013, but that is all set to change in a few short weeks as Red Dead Redemption 2 nears its October 26 release date.
Anticipation couldn’t be higher among Rockstar’s many faithful fans, but those gamers who prefer PC to console are all asking the same question…
is red dead redemption 2 coming out for pc?
When the game’s release was announced back in October 2016, its availability on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One was made clear from the off. This was something of a bitter pill for PC gamers, who almost immediately set up a petition calling for the game’s Windows release as well.
Whilst over 76,000 people have signed that petition so far, there’s been no further communication from Rockstar about their PC plans. We do know that Sony have reached an agreement with Rockstar to essentially ‘window’ certain online content just for PlayStation gamers ahead of anyone else, but no definitive statement about the title being exclusive to those consoles was ever made by the company.
Since Rockstar have previously made their titles available on PC after the console release – sometimes well over a year afterwards – it seemed likely that they had similar plans for Red Dead Redemption 2. However, a small glimpse may have been offered back in June to give PC gamers a little extra hope.
As reported by Gamespot, a programmer from Rockstar updated their LinkedIn profile to say that they had worked on the game across PS4, Xbox One and PC. It’s only a hint, but it suggests that – not only will Rockstar make the game available for Microsoft Windows – they might do so a little more speedily than the 18 months it took for GTA V to arrive on PC.