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Red Dead Redemption 2 PC teased in Social Club code?

Rockstar's social network might've teased a PC port of Rockstar's latest Western opus.

Published Thu, Jul 4 2019 2:13 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:48 AM CST

Social Club, the online network that ties together GTA Online and RDR Online, could be teasing a Red Dead Redemption 2 PC port.

Red Dead Redemption 2 PC teased in Social Club code? | TweakTown.com

We know Red Dead Redemption 2 is coming PC. There's no way Rockstar and Take-Two would miss out on that fistful of dollars with another infamous year-long staggered release. The only real question is when? Possibly soonish, maybe even next year.

Eagle-eyed Twitter user JakoMako spotted a PC reference in the Social Club website source code. The code says RDR2_PC_Accomplishments:"Accomplishments", and PC in this case could mean Player Character, but the string is listed right next to a line for PS4 Trophies, hinting that it's an actual platform.

That's the only direct mention of PC in relation to Red Dead Redemption 2 in the code itself. To check yourself, right click and view source on the Social Club website, then navigate to the line:

This is admittedly shaky evidence on its own. But when combined with other info it makes a persuasive case.

Rockstar devs have accidentally tipped Red Dead Redemption 2's PC port too. First we had a Rockstar Leeds dev list RDR2 for PS4, Xbox One and PC. Then a Rockstar Toronto physics programmer listed the same, hinting the game's PC port has been in development since 2016.

So when can we expect Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC?

Maybe sometime next year to coincide with Take-Two's FY2021 timeline, or after April 1, 2020. Take-Two expects Red Dead Redemption 2 to perform lower this fiscal year, indicating the PC release won't happen until after April 2020. At the same time, RDR2 on PC would sell a lot less than the huge $725 million in console game sales made at launch.

Also don't be surprised when Red Dead Redemption 2 is exclusive to the Epic Games Store. Most of Take-Two's newest games have jumped over to the platform and the publisher no-doubt loves the 88% revenue split offered by Epic.

Take-Two won't reveal anything until Rockstar is ready, and the studio is famous for going years without saying a peep about future projects. RDR2 on PC will assuredly happen--there's literally no down-side--but only on Rockstar's terms and timing.

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Derek joined the TweakTown team in 2015 and has since reviewed and played 1000s of hours of new games. Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the tech that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.

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