It’s been 8 long months since the release of Red Dead Redemption 2 on consoles, and since then PC players hoping for a later PC release haven’t even heard a murmur from Rockstar regarding a PC release.
Evidence for the existence of a PC version has begun to stack up though. A PC version of the game was listed on a developer’s LinkedIn page, a datamine of the RDR2 companion app showed what appeared to be PC graphics options, and Take-Two has declined comment about the existence of a future PC version of the game since they were asked.
Take-Two isn’t any stranger to releasing PC versions of their games far after the console variant. Grand Theft Auto 4 took about 7 months to finally arrive on PC, LA Noire took 6 months, and Grand Theft Auto 5 took as long as 17 months after its release on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 to come to PC.
While it could still be a long while until the release of Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC, but a recent peek into Rockstar Social Club’s source code has given another glimmer of the PC version’s existence.
Looking into the source code shows off what appears to be a reference to the PC version’s achievements. It’s just a small bit of the website’s code, but “RDR2_PC_Accomplishments” sounds pretty straight forward.
It’s pretty clear that we’ere getting Red Dead Redemption on PC, but it looks like we’re going to be stuck waiting for a while.
Let’s just pray that it won’t be an Epic exclusive.