Red Dead Redemption may be the most popular game that never came to PC. It’s certainly one of the best console games that never arrived on our favorite gaming platform.
That didn’t stop Rockstar from announcing Red Dead Redemption 2 as a console exclusive. Rockstar officially announced the news last week with an exciting trailer. The game is scheduled to be released in Fall 2017 for PS4 and Xbox One. There was no mention of the PC in the trailer or on the official RDR2 website.
Immediately, angry PC gamers created a petition requesting Rockstar to add the game to the PC. So far, Rockstar has not responded to the petition. At the time of writing, it had reached over 41,000 signatures out of a target of 50,000. You can view the petition here.
Rockstar’s press release announcing Red Dead Redemption 2 called the game “an epic tale of life in America’s unforgiving heartland.” They followed up by stating that “The game’s vast and atmospheric world will also provide the foundation for a brand new online multiplayer experience.”
Rockstar also registered the domain RedDeadOnline.com – so it appears the game will have a full-fledged online community similar to what GTA V had. The original RDR had online support, but it wasn’t anywhere close to what we saw in GTA V.
— Rockstar Games (@RockstarGames) October 20, 2016
Gamers are obviously excited. The trailer has amassed over 81,000 likes and 57,000 retweets on Rockstar’s Twitter.
Still, PC gamers are not excited. Unless Rockstar changes its mind and makes a multimillion dollar decision based on a few thousand internet signatures, I can’t see their position changing any time soon. However, I would bet money on a PC release for RDR 2 arriving within one year of the console release. That seems to be what Rockstar likes to do.