Red Dead Redemption came out four years ago for Xbox 360 and PS3.
PC gamers thought the game looked awesome. Many of these gamers – including myself – never bought it on console and instead chose to wait for the inevitable PC release.
That PC release still hasn’t come. In fact, it might not ever come. But a recent glimmer of hope has appeared on the Windows Compatibility Center (of all places!).
The Windows Compatibility Center is a database of thousands of popular apps, games, and programs which lets Windows users easily see what’s going to work on their systems.
The listing was first spotted by a member of the NeoGAF forums – Lazaro. The original forum post can be found here: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=817207
Microsoft has since removed the listing and Rockstar has not commented on the issue.
Take-Two’s CEO, however, has commented on the issue, saying:
“…It’s been our goal not just to preserve and grow the Grand Theft Auto franchise, but also to build other franchises that we think can be permanent, whether that’s the Red Dead franchise or the Borderlands franchise or the BioShock franchise or others, Civilization for example.”
That certainly sounds like hope not just for a PC version of Red Dead Redemption, but for active development of Red Dead Redemption 2.
I always take rumors like this with a big chunk of salt. But hey, it’s better than no news at all – which is what we’ve been dealing with for four years now.
Red Dead Redemption is one of the most popular console-exclusive games that never received a PC port. It’s also one of the few Rockstar titles to achieve the dubious distinction.
Anyways, I have Red Dead Redemption comes to PC soon. The mods for that game would be incredible – not to mention the updated graphics and beauty of the barren wasteland.
Could we see a Red Dead Redemption/Grand Theft Auto V bundle come out this summer on PC? A gamer can dream…