‘Red Dead Redemption’ Finally Coming to PC?

May 12, 2014 by  

Red Dead Redemption PC Port

For several years now gamers have been clamoring for a PC port of Rockstar Games‘ critically acclaimed Old West title Red Dead Redemption, only to have those requests seemingly fall on deaf ears. Rockstar is well aware that there is a fan base eager to see the game ported to Windows, they’ve indicated as much several times since RDR‘s release on last-gen consoles, but the developer has yet to deliver.

Still, the hope is kept alive by Rockstar’s rabid fan base, who just recently uncovered another clue pointing towards a PC port for Red Dead Redemption. It could be nothing, but is still worth considering given the demand for the game on the platform.

The latest clue comes in the form of a game page for Windows 8.1′s Compatibility Center, which lists Red Dead Redemption as a compatible game for the platform. Check the page out below:

Red Dead Redemption Coming to PC

Obviously, as was previously mentioned, there is currently no PC version of Red Dead Redemption that we know of. So the question then becomes why is there a compatibility page for a game that doesn’t exist?

The easy answer might be that the page was made in error, or simply as a preventative measure, but that’s far less interesting. Rather, we’d like to hope it indicates that a PC port of Red Dead Redemption is on the way, and this page is our first substantial clue towards its existence. Perhaps after 4 years of gamer petitions and pleas, Rockstar has finally given in.

At the same time, it’s hard to imagine Rockstar Games would be willing to develop a PC port for Red Dead Redemption when there is a more lucrative opportunity in porting Grand Theft Auto 5 to the platform. By now the type of sales Rockstar could expect to see from a PC port of Red Dead pales in comparison to the potential windfall that would follow a PC version of GTA 5. In fact, there have been just as many clues and rumors that point to a PC port of Grand Theft Auto 5 now as there were back when Red Dead Redemption hit in 2010. The same is true for current-gen ports of the 2013 release, which have also been rumored for quite a while.

If Rockstar was prone to making regular appearances at E3 2014 we might say this will all be cleared up early next month, but chances are Rockstar will make an announcement regarding a potential PC port of Red Dead or GTA 5 (if there is an announcement to be made) whenever they choose. It’s for that reason that clues like this gain so much traction.

Do you think that Red Dead Redemption will ever come to PC? Which should be a higher priority: Red Dead or Grand Theft Auto 5?


Source: NeoGAF (via CVG)

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  1. Saw Red Dead and clicked before reading. I was hoping it was about Red Dead 2 (or three?)I love Rockstar but man do they take forever on letting you know if and when you’ll ever see another game. Bully 2 anyone? lol

  2. gta5 on pc please you cash grabbing w***es =.=

  3. So if they port Red Dead to PC how long do you think until **SURPRISE** its on Xbone also? Which I wouldnt argue, it just wouldnt surprise me

  4. I hope this is true. The mods for this will be amazing. Red Dead might be one of my all time favorite games.

  5. I’d love to see this on PC and the new gen machines. All time favorite game from Rockstar. Man are they slow in putting out sequels.

  6. And they’ll of course blame piracy as to why a 4 year old game that was finally ported to the PC didn’t sell anywhere close to the number of copies as consoles…

    • And use said piracy claims as justification for their refusal to develop new games for the PC.

  7. I need one. I just want to make my PC powerful by them.

  8. Why on Erf did they do something so silly in the first place as in not port to PC as well? That game is a blockbuster and they may have lost millions to date.

    Have principal, put your fut down and don’t buy it if it ports after 4 some aut fricking years of maddening anticipation.

  9. This is probably nothing.. And i’m guessing Rockstar wouldn’t be as stupid to release on Windows 8, the worst windows in years.

    • Windows 8 is great. You don’t have to use metro. Performance and speed on win8 is sooooo much better

  10. You don’t port a game to pc. You port it to xbox. It was written on a pc and ran a thousand times on a pc. Keeping it on the consoles for a long time means that everyone who is inclined to buy the game will buy the game rather than just downloading it when they can.

    They will release a pc version because the modding community kind of demands it. But if you are expecting GTA V for the pc any time soon, maybe not.

    That’s the effect it has on me, anyway.

  11. i like how people blame piracy on PC when the 1st pirated version to be released is the console one…

  12. Am I the only one who thought that Red Dead was overrated and a boring piece of crap?

    • I agree the zombies where harmless and there where so few of them

    • Yes Christo, you are the only one who thinks that Red Dead was overated and boring crap.

      Since the majority disagree with you, it stands to reason that the problem exists with you and not the game.

      I’d love to see Red Dead finally ported to PC, but financially, GTA V would be the best move for R*

    • yes

  13. Well if they dont want to released it on PC so be it,why do we need to beg? I think its overated,sometimes we dont see the games as they are rather the developer, there are still tons of great games out there such upcoming dragon age 3.

  14. Rockstar won’t ever release it for pc. They are stubborn and thats kinda a good thing

  15. can anyone confirm the is real to get red dead redemption?

  16. Why release it on PC, so any idiot can download your 5 years of hard work by just clicking a link? Don’t do it Rockstar, you’re better than that.

    • As if noone downloaded for free to play on a flashed xbox 360 …. RDR is a MUST!

  17. Appeared Red Dead Redemption for PC?

  18. yes

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