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Rockstar Social Club source code hints at possible Red Dead Redemption 2 PC port

By Polycount ยท 15 replies
Jul 5, 2019
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  1. Red Dead Redemption 2 is easily one of the most popular games of all time -- it nearly won the much-coveted Game of The Year award at The Game Awards in 2018, and there's a good reason for that. RDR2 has been touted as one of the most detailed games of the modern era; both in terms of gameplay realism and visual fidelity.

    With all of that in mind, it's really no surprise that PC gamers have been desperately hoping for a full port of the game since launch. Unfortunately, as was the case with Grand Theft Auto V, developer Rockstar has been completely silent regarding their PC plans. We've mostly had to rely on rumors and speculation to keep hope alive.

    Fortunately, we now have slightly more concrete evidence that a PC port of Rockstar's latest epic open-world title is in the works. As reported by PC Gamer (via Twitter user JakoMako51), Rockstar's Social Club source code appears to reference "RDR2_PC_Accomplishments." This is likely hinting at some sort of planned achievement system because nearby lines of code mention "RDR2_PS4_Trophies" as well.

    Obviously, this code could mean nothing, and this whole situation could simply be yet another red herring. However, given the massive success of RDR2, it seems like a no-brainer to port the title over to PC eventually -- GTA V did quite well on the platform, and is still played regularly to this day.

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  2. Morris Minor

    Morris Minor TS Addict Posts: 109   +54

    Knowing my luck it will be epic exclusive
  3. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 2,543   +918

    If you really want to play the game that won't matter.
    amghwk, pcnthuziast and Chesterfried like this.
  4. Gahl1k

    Gahl1k TS Rookie Posts: 17   +13

    I would have said more likely not, but with Take-Two in charge, it probably will, however, Epic is gonna pay some serious money to pick this bad boy up.
  5. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 1,941   +1,490

    I want to play the game but I don't want to really play that game.
  6. Spence1115

    Spence1115 TS Enthusiast Posts: 58   +48

    I mean, GTA V required the Rockstar Social Club no matter what, so you could just skip straight to that if you hate the Epic store so much. Its like buying a Ubisoft game through Steam, its not really on Steam as you need their launcher regardless.
    Footlong and Skjorn like this.
  7. Dimitrios

    Dimitrios TS Guru Posts: 467   +350

    Too little too late.
  8. amghwk

    amghwk TS Guru Posts: 523   +320

    Rockstar has been minting money from the GTA V games on both consoles and PC. Opening up their market in the PC ecosystem would definitely be even more profitable, and I see no reason why they won't release on the PC soon. Besides, Modding scene is vibrant on the PC ecosystem, and there will be countless mods soon for RDR2.

    IAMTHESTIG TS Evangelist Posts: 1,720   +808

    While I also hope for a PC version, I feel like they could make more money with a simultaneous release. By the time they come out with a PC version some people will have already played it on console, or lost interest.
  10. Axiarus

    Axiarus TS Evangelist Posts: 460   +268

    It does matter. I REALLY want to play Borderlands 3, but I won't be doing so because it is an Epic store exclusive.
  11. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 2,543   +918

    You replied to my comment by saying the same thing the comment I replied to said and you think you're going to get a discussion out of that? Wow. Um, wow....
  12. urbanman2004

    urbanman2004 TS Booster Posts: 103   +30

    Epic couldn't pay R* enough to make it an exclusive ;)
  13. Footlong

    Footlong TS Addict Posts: 143   +73

    Just out of curiosity do you know that if you buy a Ubisoft game through Steam you can't download it through Uplay. The game will launch Steam and require both to be opened to work.
  14. Axiarus

    Axiarus TS Evangelist Posts: 460   +268

    You said if someone really liked the game it won't matter, but it does. Just because we really like a game doesn't mean we are going to use Epic.
  15. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 2,543   +918

    And you're the second or third person to say that without saying why. Clearly you don't have a good reason, which is what I thought. People seem to think if they whine enough they'll get their way no matter how silly it sounds. I hate those kind of people...
  16. Axiarus

    Axiarus TS Evangelist Posts: 460   +268

    Do you really need an explanation as to why someone would detest Epic?

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