Red Dead Redemption Might Finally Gallop Onto PC After 14 Years

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Fresh evidence suggests that Rockstar’s seminal Red Dead Redemption may finally officially come to PC after a fourteen-year wait. This new hope for PC players comes from a string of code found within the Rockstar Games Launcher files, which reads “Journey across the sprawling expanses of the American West and Mexico in Red Dead Redemption, and its zombie-horror companion, Undead Nightmare now playable on PC”.

Rockstar Games enthusiast TezFunz2 identified the code, and shared their findings online in a post on Twitter. TezFunz2, who regularly monitors the Launcher for Rockstar news and leaks, spotted the tantilising tease on Monday.

It’s reasonable to assume that, given this information comes from the Rockstar Games Launcher itself, a PC version of Red Dead Redemption can’t be too far away. While Rockstar mostly stick to their own marketing timelines, this potential PC port could certainly rear its head with an official announcement at the upcoming Summer Games Fest on Friday 7th June 2024.

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Red Dead Redemption on PS4

While a remake of the original Red Dead Redemption for current-gen consoles and PC in the Red Dead Redemption 2 engine has been an often-cited dream for Rockstar fans, a port of last year’s updated PS4 version of the game is more feasible.

Red Dead Redemption originally launched for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on the 18th May 2010 to widespread acclaim from both critics and gamers alike, who fell for the charms of leading man John Marston as he battled corrupt government forces to save his family in the during the decline of the American frontier in 1911. Its prequel, Red Dead Redemption 2 followed eight years later for PS4, Xbox One and PC.

Given the age of Rockstar’s excellent cowboy adventure, I’m hopeful that a native PC version will provide excellent performance with solid framerates and high-end resolution options as standard. Only time will tell whether Red Dead Redemption finally makes the jump to the personal computer and fingers crossed that, if it does, Rockstar avoids the plethora of issues it experienced with its Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition releases, which suffered all manner of issues, both technically and stylistically, when it launched back in 2021.


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