Red Dead Redemption 2 companion app hints at possible PC version

Red Dead Redemption 2 launched on Xbox One a few days ago, and since then the game has garnered tremendous reviews from critics and gamers alike. However, those individuals who own expensive gaming rigs have been asking Rockstar Games to bring the title to PC. While the company has publicly stated numerous times that it has no plans to bring it to the platform, there are hints that it's going to come sooner rather than later.

At launch, the developer released a companion application for Red Dead Redemption 2. You can view the map, look at the journal, view the encyclopedia, and do much more from a smartphone or tablet. According to Rockstar Intel, the code for the program points to the PC version of the game. Aside from hinting at features like Oculus virtual reality support, PC settings like particle effects and anisotropic filtering were also uncovered. You can look at some of them below.

PARAM_FrameLimit PARAM_Oculus PARAM_companionAutoConnectIpDurangoPARAM_companionAutoConnectIpOrbis PARAM_companionAutoConnectIpPC PARAM_singleThreadedRenderer PostFX::g_CheckerBoardEnable

It's unclear if these are the remnants of PC development or hints towards a PC port. Grand Theft Auto V eventually made its way to PC so it's likely that Red Dead Redemption 2 will follow suit. However, the first Red Dead Redemption never came to PC so you never know. Just like any such leak, treat it with a grain of salt until we receive confirmation. Rockstar Games isn't commenting on this so we'll keep you posted as soon as we know more. That might not be until 2019, after Red Dead Online has launched on consoles.

Red Dead Redemption 2 focuses on the events after a robbery goes wrong in the town of Blackwater. Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang are forced to flee. With federal agents and the best bounty hunters in the nation massing on their heels, the gang must rob, steal, and fight their way across the rugged heartland of America in order to survive.

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Asher Madan

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.