Rumours of Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC are swirling yet again.
A PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2 is already something Rockstar's Social Club website recognises, despite not having been officially announced. Twitter user @JakoMako51 spotted references to the PC version in site source code.
"RDR2_PC_Accomplishments:'Accomplishments," the line reads. Accomplishments are likely the PC versions' achievements. In the same line of code, it also references PS4 Trophies outright, and Xbox Achievements a little bit further down.
The fact that Red Dead Redemption 2 is coming to PC is now quite evident. #RDR2 #reddeadredemption2pc #RedDeadRedemption2 #rdr2pc #reddeadredemption
You can search for "RDR2_PC" in the following link: https://t.co/hmtRJGKmoa pic.twitter.com/4kJAd5u58r
— JakoMako51 (@JakoMako51) July 4, 2019
You can see it for yourself at the link. The only other mention of PC in the code is for GTA Online. When Red Dead Online is listed, it's only accompanied by code for PS4 and Xbox One, not PC.
Now, this hardly confirms a PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2 is on the way. Rockstar may have simply done the work to ensure the Social Club website supports the PC port, should it ever become a reality.
That said, evidence has been mounting about the PC version's existence pretty much since before the game's first release on consoles. More recently, mentions of the PC port were scrubbed from former Rockstar dev’s resume.
Assuming Rockstar follows a similar release cadence to that of GTA 5's, Red Dead Redemption 2 will likely hit PC ~18 months after consoles - so at some point next year. It may appear sooner, of course, but Rockstar has yet to even acknowledge the port's existence, so we have a bit of time to go still.