Ever since Rockstar Games announced Red Dead Redemption 2, PC players have begged the company to release the game on their platform of choice alongside the planned PS4 and Xbox One versions. Fans have gathered support in hugely popular petitions, they have posted thousands of messages on social media, and have produced plenty of videos demanding a PC release too.
The companies behind the game have only slyly acknowledged these requests, with Rockstar parent company Take-Two calling PC an important platform. But the professional LinkedIn profile of a Red Dead Redemption 2 developer appears to outright confirm that a PC version is in the works. The profile listing was first spotted by TGFG, the Easter egg hunting group that also uncovered Grand Theft Auto 5's secret alien mission.
A screenshot of the LinkedIn profile of a programmer at Rockstar Leeds includes Red Dead Redemption 2 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC, indicating that the game is coming to PC as well as consoles. Unsurprisingly, since fans caught wind of the list the mention of PC has been scrubbed from the programmer's profile.
The suggestion that Red Dead Redemption 2 is coming to PC comes as little surprise to fans of the game. There has been such huge demand for the game from PC gamers that Rockstar Games would be leaving a lot of money on the table by not bringing the game to the platform. Rockstar has also made tons of money from Grand Theft Auto 5's PC version, as that game regularly tops the Steam charts and brings in cash from microtransactions.
In addition to this, PC players have also had a taste of the Red Dead Redemption formula through services like PlayStation Now, which allow them to stream the first game to their platform. The stats from this also confirm to Rockstar that releasing the follow-up on PC wouldn't be too big of a gamble.
A big question, however, is when the PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2 will be released. As Rockstar did not announce the PC release the same time it announced the PS4 and Xbox One versions, it is reasonable to think that the PC version will not be ready come October 26. Moreover, Rockstar previously did a staggered release for Grand Theft Auto 5. After releasing GTA 5 on PS4 and Xbox One during the busy holiday shopping season, it didn't come to PC until the following winter. Whether Rockstar plans to do the same for Red Dead Redemption 2 is unclear.
Red Dead Redemption 2 releases October 26, 2018 for PS4 and Xbox One.