Red Dead Redemption 2’s Companion App shows a PC version is ComingData miners have been at it again and have delved into the files on the Red Dead Redemption 2 companion app and found some elements that point towards a PC version of the game. Earlier this week there was another ‘leak’ that pointed towards a PC version of the game coming next year.
Rockstar Intel has uncovered this in the files of the app:
- CommandIsPcVersion(void) 000000000166A12C
The files also contain numerous references to graphics options such as temporal anti-aliasing, resolution of water reflections, shadow quality and particle quality. All these things are only usually available to change on PC rather than on console.
This leak came in the form of one of the largest electronic retailers in Europe having a listing on their website for the new game from Rockstar. It seems to give us the impression that Red Dead Redemption 2 is coming to PC, but at a later date than the console version.
The Retailer, mediamarkt had the game listed for the date of December 31st 2019. This is a common placeholder for games that haven’t yet had the release date confirmed by the developers of the game. However if we remember back to just before E3 when Walmart Canada accidentally leaked almost all of the games that were going to be announced at this years E3. It seems like this could be a very similar situation.
A Netherlands based website managed to spot the listing as well as getting a screenshot of the listing, pictured below. bare in mind that this in Dutch and not English:
This actually isn’t the first hint that we have seen that could point towards Red Dead Redemption coming to PC. Earlier in the year a Rockstar employee and programmer listed a PC version of the game on their LinkedIn profile. A simple mistake but one that makes the Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC more believable.
Rockstar have also done something similar with GTA V in the past. They first released it on consoles and then brought the game to PC. This not only helped them sell more copies of the game but also kept the games player-base coming back for more and more, along with the online updates to the game of course.
With all these things being leaked and reported on I think we can safely say that Red Dead Redemption is coming to PC – when however is still unknown at this time.