We’re all basically expecting Rockstar to eventually bring Red Dead Redemption 2 to the PC. My theory has been that they’re ironing out Red Dead Online and once the mode is ready for real prime time, the game will drop on PC considering that the online portion will obviously make the most money for everyone. But so far, no hints or confirmations have come up that the PC version will be a reality. Until now that is, even if it’s just a single sentence.
During an investor briefing, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick was responding to the assumption that Red Dead Redemption 2 would be a layup, meaning that it’s a surefire easy thing to do. Zelnick’s response was, “There is no downside to releasing the game on PC.”
And that’s all we got. I know it’s not a lot, but the implications of what was said can mean that Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC is closer than we thought. What Zelnick said is just basic fact. There is literally no reason to not release the game on PC. On the contrary, it’ll be a money factory for Take-Two. Zelnick’s statement tells us that the company is actively thinking about bringing the game to PC and it’s not surprising considering just how popular GTA V still is on the platform. And apparently, there is no reason not to.
If you don’t remember, the original Red Dead Redemption never came to PC. Us console scrubs were the only people who got to enjoy it and I’ve met quite a few PC gamers over the years that desperately wanted to have the game ported. With Rockstar’s previous successes on PC, I think history won’t repeat itself.