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Is Red Dead Redemption 2 coming to PC too?

Hurry up, October!

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It looks like the highly anticipated Red Dead Redemption 2 could also be coming to PC, alongside versions for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The clue came in the form of a LinkedIn profile of a developer who worked for Rockstar for almost a decade, according to VG247.

The LinkedIn profile, which you can see below, was also verified by Engadget:

Linkedin leak

Assuming this is correct, this would prove significant since the first game in the Red Dead Redemption series never made it to PC.

As Engadget explains:

Red Dead Redemption, the first game in the franchise, never made its way across to the PC, probably because porting from consoles was far harder than today. After all, earlier consoles used custom hardware, rather than the stripped down PCs-in-boxes we’re used to now. But, lack of technical barriers aside, it makes sense that Rockstar would look to sell its latest title to the PC market. Of course, you need to take all of that with a pinch of salt, since it could be a slip of the keyboard as much as a blockbuster secret.

After all, it has turned out to be a lucrative one for Grand Theft Auto V, and the fifth game in the series sold anything up to 10 million copies through Steam alone. It also spawned a prolific modding scene that has helped prolong the life of a game that came out in 2013. Given the roughly six-month gap between GTA V’s console launch and its arrival on PC, we could hope to see the adventures of Arthur Morgan arrive on PC by next March.

Red Dead Redemption 2, launches on October 28. The game was originally slated to arrive last Fall on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It’s considered a prequel in the series.

Are you looking forward to buying Red Dead Redemption 2? Let us know below. 

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