Red Dead Redemption 2 companion app seemingly hints at a PC version, VR support

By Sherif Saed, Monday, 29 October 2018 09:33 GMT

The Red Dead Redemption 2 companion app, which is now available to download on Android, and iOS, has unintentionally dropped a few hints about a possible PC version.

The Red Dead Redemption 2 companion app allows players to view the map and track Arthur’s core stats. Hidden within its files are references to PC as one of the game’s platforms.

The lines of code, spotted by Rockstar Intel, read, “PARAM_companionAutoConnectIpPC” and “CommandIsPcVersion(void) 000000000166A12C.”

Rockstar has, of course, yet to officially announce the game for PC, and this could be the first official sign that a PC port is in development. That said, this is hardly the first time we’re hearing about the PC version.

A LinkedIn profile page of a Rockstar developer previously confirmed the existence of the PC version, before it was deleted. Then there’s this retailer listing, which suggests the PC version is due for release next year.

Although the first Red Dead Redemption never made its way to PC, Rockstar’s previous game, GTA 5, has. In fact, PC is one of the biggest earners for parent company Take-Two, and the game continues to regularly occupy a spot in Steam’s top ten. It’s a given we’re going to get a PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2, the only question is when.

As for VR, the files also include references to Oculus, but curiously not Vive or Steam VR. This could end up being a simple VR implementation, which may work well with the game’s first-person perspective.

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