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

Polycount

TS Evangelist
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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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amghwk

TS Guru
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
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.
 

hahahanoobs

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

Footlong

TS Addict
Knowing my luck it will be epic exclusive
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.
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.
 

Axiarus

TS Evangelist
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....
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.
 

hahahanoobs

TS Evangelist
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.
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...
 

Axiarus

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