Though Red Dead Redemption 2 has been confirmed for both Xbox One and PS4, Rockstar hasn’t announced whether the game is coming to PC as well. However, one of the programmers behind the game might have just let the answer slip.
A programmer at Rockstar updated their LinkedIn page to say they’d worked on RDR2 across PS4, Xbox One, and PC. VG247 confirmed the programmer does work for Rockstar and previously worked on both Grand Theft Auto V and L.A. Noire. Mention of the PC version of the game has since been removed, but it does hint that RDR2 might have a future on PC. Below is a screenshot of the LinkedIn page, courtesy of VG247, prior to the removal of the PC version.
Releasing a PC version of a game after the console versions have launched isn’t a new tactic for Rockstar. The company previously used the same strategy with Grand Theft Auto V. GTA V was released on Xbox 360 and PS3 first, and then an updated PC version launched to match the upgraded Xbox One and PS4 versions of the game. GTA V had record breaking sales for Rockstar, and players who bought the game a second time for PC were probably heavy contributors to those numbers. Rockstar could be looking to repeat that success.
Red Dead Redemption 2 was curiously absent from E3 2018, along with several other titles. The game has quite a few different editions, each with their own complicated assortments of pre-order bonuses. It will release later this year on October 26.