Could this finally be it? Is Red Dead Redemption 2 coming to PC? The first part of the Red Dead Redemption series (2010) famously snubbed the PC master race. And when Red Dead Redemption 2 came out in 2018, it followed on this trend. It was released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but not on PC. But not for long.
Or at least so it appears. A recent classification from the Australian Classification board seems to indicate that Red Dead Redemption 2 could finally be coming out on PC. This classification was posted on 20 August 2019. It is different from the posting for the original 2018 release of the game. The next-gen consoles don’t come out till the end of 2020. So its very unlikely that this classification is for the next-gen version of the game. Also, it is quite early for a release of some sort, as both the game and its online counterpart, Red Dead Online came out recently. Hence, fingers crossed, but all signs seem to be pointing towards a PC release!
This is definitely not the first rumor regarding the PC release of the game. But Rockstar have been incredibly quite about it. So it has been hard to confirm anything. But this is certainly one of the strongest evidences we have so far.
The developers of Red Dead Redemption, Rockstar, are more famous for their Grand Theft Auto franchise. And GTA titles are famous for being delayed a year or two for PC. But even these delayed PC releases have been incredibly profitable for Rockstar. This could have been a motivating factor for them. And so they could finally be doing with Red Dead Redemption 2 what they didn’t do with the first part.
Rockstar Games Launcher
Like we pointed out above, the classification isn’t the first evidence we have had. There have been plenty of rumors about the PC release of Red Dead Redemption 2.
Rockstar recently released a new launcher for its games. The new Rockstar Games Launcher is a follow up to the previous Social Club. Rockstar have listed most of their PC games on this launcher. If you download it now, you get a free copy of the one of the most popular GTA games, 2005’s Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
So if Red Dead Redemption 2 is ever coming out on PC, it will most likely be an exclusive to Rockstar Games Launcher. Maybe the release of this new launcher could be a foundation for this.