With the building anticipation of Red Dead Redemption 2, it only comes naturally that news regarding the title may pop up now and then. This time around, there seems to be an update regarding the game’s potential launch on the PC platform. Will Take-Two Interactive actually bring the upcoming title to PC fans?
Red Dead Redemption 2 on the PC?
As reports claim, Take-Two President Karl Slatoff recently released a statement regarding a potential venture to the PC platform for the Red Dead Redemption sequel. Slatoff shares that the PC market is ultimately a “great market” that he and his company can benefit from. Granted, he did not necessarily confirm the rumors of a PC port for RDR2. However, it’s worth noting that his comments were considered to be an optimistic sign for awaiting fans.
“[The PC market is] a core market in consumers that are highly engaged,” explains Slatoff. “It’s a predominantly digital market, which also removes friction in terms of ongoing engagement with a consumer. So, for us, the PC market as a company is very important and very exciting and something we focus on.”
According to some, Slatoff’s recognition of the PC market bodes well for those hoping for RDR2‘s potential release on the PC platform. Longtime fans cite how the first Red Dead Redemption game did not see a PC release at all. Similarly, many fans questioned the likelihood of a PC release for Grand Theft Auto 5 prior to its launch as well. Slatoff acknowledging the platform this time around seems like a change of pace.
Whether or not the forthcoming game will indeed see a PC release remains unknown. Still, this small but meaningful update is something worth keeping an eye on. It may be considered a step forward in Take-Two’s efforts to expand the reach of their games, specifically with the Red Dead Redemption franchise.
Red Dead Redemption 2 and Grand Theft Auto 6
In recent news, there is now some speculation regarding the release of RDR2 in relation to another popular Take-Two/Rockstar Games franchise. The series being pertained to is none other than Grand Theft Auto. According to some rumors, the focus on RDR2 seems to be placing the upcoming GTA 6 in the back seat.
Rockstar predicts that RDR2 may not even reach the same heights of a GTA game and its successes, especially in this generation. Despite this, Rockstar is still working towards releasing the Red Dead Redemption sequel in a timely manner. The game has already seen a delay, after all.