A listing of Red Dead Redemption has been found in a database maintained by Microsoft to help in determining application compatibility with its various operating systems.
The listing was discovered by a GAFer today and it shows the cover of the game with various compatibility statuses for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1.
Reading the FAQ of the database, it appears that in order for a product to be deemed compatible, Microsoft considers several aspects such as the product passing the Windows certification requirements and receiving a logo, something which appears to apply to Red Dead Redemption in this case.
Furthermore, reading the partner’s submission page, it mentions that the app can only appear on the list either by a developer submission or by Microsoft testing, and that qualifying submissions will be published in the Windows Compatibility Center,” all of which apply to the game here.
Back in July of last year, Rockstar was hiring a graphics programmer to bring its latest titles to the PC platform, despite the official word from Take-Two and Rockstar since the game’s release being that neither of them have any plans for a PC version.