Red Dead Redemption 2’s companion app code fuels more PC version rumors

    
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Sure, Red Dead Redemption 2 is out and it might be great, but you know what’s even better? Continuing to chase any lead, however tenuous, to the idea that it will be released on PC. See, the companion app for the game has been released so you can track your stats, view the map, and generally gaze longingly at your phone while your boss asks you what’s more interesting than your actual job. But intrepid searchers found that the app also contains a couple of strings discussing a connection to the PC version as well.

There have long been rumors and bits of evidence suggesting that the game will be released for PC; while its antecedent was limited to consoles, Grand Theft Auto V (and the accompanying Grand Theft Auto Online) worked out quite well on desktops. No official announcement of the game being released on PCs has happened yet, but if there’s a tiny hint that it might be coming… well, people will find it.

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It makes sense that PC version might be next – it’s easy to port the XBOne’s version to PC due to similar hardware and software architecture. But since the PC version hasn’t been officially announced yet – it will most likely take a year or longer until this will happen.

Personally I wouldn’t buy either version – from what I’ve seen the game took “realism” to a such extreme point that it feels like you’re watching a beautiful but boring Western movie (and I never liked any of them). But I’m sure plenty of other people will like it.

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rafael12104

*Thumbs Up*

Would read again.

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I’m Yosemite Sam … The meanest, toughest, rip-roarin-est, Edward Everett Horton-est hombre whatever packed a six shooter, and I hates consoles!

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Ugh. I’m so torn on this game. I have a PS4 pro and could go get this right now but I badly want to play on PC with all the sweet framerates and graphics options. Rumors of the PC version has me holding off right now. Ughhhhh.

This is my first world problem for the year.

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Ittybumpkin

I was going to wait for a PC release as I have a nice setup but my wife ended up buying it for me for my birthday for my PS4 Pro. Now I will have to debate with myself and justify the PC version when it arrives.

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kgptzac

You should always play the game on the platform that is “intended”, in this case, consoles. Yes GTA5 probably didn’t have this problem, but you should always assume ports are badly optimized for PC until proven otherwise.

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rafael12104

Yup! Right there with you. I’m going to wait a bit, but… the holidays are coming around and I can’t be held responsible for a gaming spree, should one occur.

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Man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do

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rafael12104

Lol! We will see if I can hold out. The announcement of PC version would do the trick.

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John Kiser

It still looks fantastic and it is a fun game to watch someone play too. Can’t wait for the online element to hit beta to see what comes of that too.

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Darthbawl

I hope they are not trying to entice the PCMR to go out and buy a console + the game instead of [hopefully] waiting for the PC version.

Plus (and this has to be said), I am worried that any port from console –> PC might suffer the pretty typical bad port blues with a crappy porting, poor key controls, etc.

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I was reading this paragraph in the article you linked to:

“Although the first Red Dead Redemption never made its way to PC, Rockstar’s previous game, GTA 5, has. In fact, PC is one of the biggest earners for parent company Take-Two, and the game continues to regularly occupy a spot in Steam’s top ten. It’s a given we’re going to get a PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2, the only question is when.”

That’s it right there. It *is* a given we’re going to get a PC version. We know this. Why they still won’t let it be announced is a curious thing.

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Starting to think RDR never made it to pc as they had already started work on RDR2.

I finally caved when all hope for the pc version was gone, bought it for sawbuck, it was really good, single player got bored and never finished, after watching RDR2 i’ll never go and play that ancient game now.

RDR2 is the purest definition of “game world”.

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A Dad Supreme

First real gaming app I’ve used since FFXIV’s.

It’s pretty useful in that I do not remember hardly any of the story from R2R so the lore is really helpful to get me into a cowboy frame of mind when I’m not playing.

This game is far larger than I thought it would be…but that’s a good thing.

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It’s amazing really, i’m just watching it being played and already it makese every other game in existence feel majorly outdated.

You’re getting hot, wear appropriate clothing, riding into town you bump into a dog with your horse, the game world recognizes this and you can console or make up with the dog, omg was continually blown away.

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A Dad Supreme

I was floored when I walked in the snow. The best thing was it was chilly here at night (45 degrees) so I was literally immersed while playing in my robe and jammies lol.

Last time I had that feeling was the first time I ever swam in a video game. The snow trails, streams, mountains and scenery… just a beautiful game.

Then when I found out what “movie mode” was with the cinematic borders while you move your character… my God.

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Yea, when they were trudging through the snow… I mean i’m only watching it being played ffs, and i feel like i was there or it was a movie i was watching it’s all so vivid and real when reflecting.

Rockstar found the perfect balance, hope i describe this right, the attention to detail is extraordinary, foot steps, wheels in mud, but it all visually is near real, BUT and here is the balance part, they didn’t take it too far in that you lose your immersion after slipping into that world.

You know sometimes they take it too real and your suspension of disbelief is totaled. Example; say a poster on a wall, but it’s a real life poster because they were to lazy to redraw it into the world by hand, immersion is over, it’s like breaking the 4th wall.

Can’t wait for the PC version.

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Pretty sure, i heard, Angry Joe has already played it on the PC.

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rafael12104

Heading over to his channel to check and see. Forgot about Angry Joe. Cool!

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Not the horses mouth on that so… but I’d like to know for sure.

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rafael12104

Some studios do bring Joe in and allow him to see things early and play early versions. He has a big following as you know so it is good PR if the game can hold its own.

So, yeah, it might be so. We will see.

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BalsBigBrother

All I can say about RDR2 at the moment is that I am loving all the horse glitches that are appearing on my twitter feed. That is some funny stuff.

If it comes to PC great but if not shrugs there is a ton of other stuff I can play instead.

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I’m holding out for the PC.

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rafael12104

Same!

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Starting Fallout 76 tomorrow, totally can hold out for RDR2 PC.

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traja

It’s not exclusive to either console and I’m sure that the PC version of GTAV has made truckloads of money despite the hacking problems. Seems really strange to skip that market entirely with RDD2.

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Mewmew

They’re not going to skip it- and we *know* they’re not going to skip it, but for some reason they just won’t confirm it yet.

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A Dad Supreme

Takes the focus off the “here and now” to the “soon”, which no company wants when they release a product. That’s why no PC talk.
Right now it’s all about sales for PS4, then Xbox, then PC. If they start talking about the last thing they have planned, it changes the narrative.