‘Red Dead Redemption’ Finally Coming to PC?

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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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TAGS: PC, Red Dead Redemption, Rockstar Games


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  1. Red dead redemption will never be released for pc platform , Gta v will be released as rockstar itself said , but i know they will never release RDR , after red dead redemption’s platfrom limit , pc gamers became angry and started hating rockstar corp.

  2. Do you know anything about the http://www.reddeadredemptionpc.org/ website? What is that all about?

    • I just noticed that as well, I’m not sure it’s legit; the rockstargames.com website has live links at the bottom of the page whereas, the reddeadredemptionpc.org has dead links at the bottom of the page. I’m calling bull**it on the .org. Unless someone else is willing to cosign for it.

      • I WANT TO CLICK IT SOOOOOOOOOO BAD but im scard ima get a virus :( whaat do i do??

        • It’s definitely not a legit site, as even if Rockstar made a PC version of RDR, it would not be free. Since this site claims to offer it for free, they are proving themselves that this is not legit.

        • Easy, just set your browser to reject all cookies, turn your add blocker on, and increase your security settings.

          Or, rather than that, download the Tor browser bundle, and look at the site using Tor. Tor already blocks a lot of the dangerous things that could be used to plant a malicious script on your pc.

          Alternatively, you can install Firefox, download no script, and block all scripts, tell it to reject all cookies, make sure you anti-malware programs are running, your firewall and antivirus and any active anti-malware monitoring tools they use, and that should be sufficient enough for you to click the link without too much risk.

        • Oh, you mean the game download link. Oh yeah, if that’s actually a program, it’s probably a virus, trojan or something just as bad since I’m not seeing any forum headlines about RDR having been modded to run on PC.

          Besides, the reality is, regarding console games, in order to work on the PC, they have to be run using an emulator that emulates the console that the version you have downloaded actually works on. That means if it’s a PS3 version, you have to have the PS3 emulator installed. If it’s the XBOX version, you have to have the appropriate model XBOX emulator.

          And as far as I know PS3 and XBOX 360 don’t have emulators that work on the PC yet. Or maybe they do, I haven’t searched for one in a while. Just look for forums where people can post comments using search terms in google, and see what people say about emulators that are safe and work properly.

          Search for Red Dead Redemption on PS3 emulator or XBOX 360 emulator, click the links that go to forums, see what people are saying, the problems they have getting it to work, and the answers people give them.

          When you start seeing consistent problems through multiple forums and consistent solutions, that’s what you can expect to run into, and consistent solutions to those problems tend to work.

  3. Well Alrighty Then! If Rockstar doesn’t want to make RDR for Windows PC, how about another quality game maker, Blizzard, Valve, etc, After all, someone can surely make a very similar game that just borders legal copyrights? Do you know how many Diablo Clone games are out there? At 50 dollars a game, and potentially millions of buyers out there, someone can scoop Rockstar out of a pot of gold in a blink of an eye. It’s a no brainer..Rockstar, give us some news and make it happen! Or, the last laugh will be ours!

  4. My favrite game deeloper is R* Games, And I don`t think RDR is comming for PC, and its to bad because it would have done one hell of salesrecord, Anyways, they have pubished MP3 for PC and LA: Noire, why not RDR? Or atleast RDR: UN (Undead Nightmare)?

  5. This is just the way money factory works. Thats why they make all these games restricted to a single platform, to make you buy the consoles and all that. Its marketing. The whole gaming industry’s all about money, just like music and everything else nowadays… They forget so quickly that if we’re the ones who pay their f***ing salaries and keep their damn f***ing companies alive by supporting them. I lose all respect for companies like this, just like I have no respect for the governments who eat on our hard work by paying taxes and giving s*** in return. F***ing a holes.


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