Red Dead Redemption 2 for the PC is a leaky faucet that one must be very careful with in the gaming industry. When bursting open, leaks this big lead to both hope and heartbreak, so be sure to understand that this is a rumor for now, one that has already gone corrected by the leaker as well.
The tip comes from an anonymous game developer working for Rockstar over on his Linkedin page. The developer, who also lists L.A. Noire and Grand Theft Auto V on their resume, also lists Red Dead Redemption 2 in his credits for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and… yeah, the PC.
Since the story broke overnight by TGFG, a Rockstar watchdog group, the developer has updated their LinkedIn profile page to no longer list the PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2, and Rockstar is naturally not saying a thing.
As with most rumors of this nature, it could mean absolutely nothing more than a typo on the developer’s part. I must accidentally type “PC” after “PlayStation 4, Xbox One,” at the end of an article at least three times a day. That’s how common it is for games to be released across all three platforms in this era of gaming.
It could also mean that Red Dead Redemption 2 will come to the PC in due time. The PC market is in a different place than when the original game launched in 2010, and the demand for the sequel on PC is just as strong if not stronger than Rockstar’s first western classic. Much like Grand Theft Auto V, a PC release could happen after the turn of the console generation, or at least we see another wave of hardware updates from Sony and Microsoft.
This tactic pushed many gamers to double-dip into the release for Grand Theft Auto V, which also happens to be one of the best-selling video games of all time. Not a bad idea to follow that up again.
We’ll let you know when we know more.