Rumor: Yes, Red Dead Redemption 2 is still probably coming to PC

    
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File this one under rumors that have been kicking around so long it’s kind of amazing anyone still cares: There’s another clue that Red Dead Redemption 2 – and presumably then Red Dead Online – are still en route to PC.

The latest clue comes via comes via Resetera, where a user points out that Rockstar has now multiple times filed for RDR2 classification in Australia this past summer and being rejected, which would be weird since the game is already there – unless of course it’s the PC version. “The PC version of GTA V was scrutinised more thoroughly compared to its console counterparts with mentions of violence, sex and online interactivity, so if this is really the PC version of RDR2, it’s probably going through the same ropes in order to see release, which is why it keeps getting refused,” user Vestan argues. “I doubt Rockstar would go out of their way to make a whole new classification for anything related to Red Dead Online, especially when you look at GTA V’s listing on the Australian Classification Board and see that GTA Online doesn’t have its own classification.”

RDR2 released on console last fall to rave reviews in the middle of a huge labor scandal for Rockstar Games. Red Dead Online, the multiplayer version of the game we’re most interested in ’round here, rolled out shortly thereafter, emerging from beta this past summer.

All the rumors so far:

Source: Resetera via RPS
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Bash

what about the first game, was it ever released for PC?

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Mewmew

That Rockstar was promoting their own launcher on PC recently is to me the biggest hint that it’s getting closer. That is something that they’d want to have in place and ready before the PC release, so they could try and retain most of the revenue when it’s released.

Anyway like we’ve said since the beginning, it’s not a question of if, it’s a question of when. We know it’s coming sometime along. Sadly their GTA Online PC revenue has been so good for them that they’ve not wanted to compete with themselves and release it too early (though that game is so full of cheaters I don’t know how they can still make so much money).

And the classification thing going on right now they actually aren’t sure if it’s the PC release or if it’s an expansion. Unlike GTA V, Red Dead 2 is actually getting at least one single player story expansion (someone working for them confirmed they were working on it sometime not super long ago).

There is no if, we know it’s coming for PC sometime, we always have. Sure it would be nice to narrow down the when, but someone saying “This may prove we are going to get it on PC” – we already know that!

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Lord Klaus

There are literally millions of PC players that are waiting this title to land on PC platform. And GTA V sold so much more copies on PC, remaining a best sellers for years. Who f***ing care about Online crap? There is already plenty of stupid online shooters for all those nolifers. Rockstar is interested in the big money game, so it’s quite obvious that RDR2 will be release for PC too.

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Drago

Would have been great to have had it on PC at the time but I think that ships passed for most. As the MP is a mess I don’t think it has much to offer anymore.

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3dom

But do we need more third-person shooters with ugly characters on PC? There is Warframe and The Division 2 already. It becomes increasingly difficult to filter and ignore all the news about games I’m not interesting in.

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McGuffn

You forgot horrendous controls. At this point not coming to pc in a timely fashion was a blessing.

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Loopy

Lolwut? First off there is no limit on how many games can be made in one subgenre. I swear that gatekeeping is one of the worst online trends in existence. Secondly, ugly characters? RDD2 has gorgeous graphics with extremely detailed characters. Finally, ignoring articles you’re not interested in is pretty damn easy – you just ignore them.

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Lord Klaus

Clearly you have no idea about what you are talking about :D Just stop following this page, is too much for you.

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Mewmew

It is very easy to see the title of an article and skip it if you aren’t interested in it. You don’t have to come in here and read about it and complain and waste time, that is on you, not on the article for existing.

And yes, we definitely need more third-person shooters. Red Dead has an amazing single player game that is story heavy and has tons of stuff to do that these other games don’t have. It’s also in the US old West which is very different than the games you mention, and we don’t have many actual good games that are old US Western based.

That and we’ve always known it will eventually be release, that was never in question. It’s coming, so like it or not there will be many articles about it when it gets here.

Better get your practice in of avoiding articles with titles that are about games you clearly aren’t interested in started. It really isn’t difficult.

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Sray

Probably going to be some sort of “ultimate” version that they’ll roll out with the launches of the PS5 and the Xbox Whatever’s Next. It’ll be “remastered” for the PC and next gen consoles, in order to double dip, as has become Take Two/Rockstar’s habit with their games.

Additionally, I suspect Take Two will use the launch to move their library off Steam and onto their own launcher. They’ve already been playing around with their own launcher for Civ and GTA, so it’s probably going to happen sooner rather than later.