No Downside to Releasing Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC, Take-Two CEO Says

No Downside to Releasing Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC, Take-Two CEO Says

Strauss Zelnick is taking a different approach to questions about Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC.

At a recent conference in New York, Take-Two's CEO Strauss Zelnick gave what sounds like the first affirmative statement regarding a potential PC port for Red Dead Redemption 2. This comes after months of dodging the question of any PC version for Rockstar's western.

During the Q&A portion at Baird's 2019 Global Consumer, Technology & Services Conference, Zelnick was asked to respond to comments that Red Dead Redemption 2 would be a "layup" for the company. To which Zelnick responded, "There is no downside to releasing the game on PC."

Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC feels like a question of when rather than if, but so far there's been frustratingly little talk about a PC port from Rockstar Games. Zelnick has repeatedly told investors that a PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2 was up to Rockstar, or that focus was on the console versions of the game.

Now, however, it seems that Take-Two's chief executive has at least acknowledged the benefits of Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC.

Speculation for Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC has been rampant since before the game even came out. Dataminers discovered what looked like PC control prompts in a Red Dead Redemption 2 companion app, further fueling speculation.

There's also the matter of the success Grand Theft Auto 5 has had on the PC platform. Grand Theft Auto 5 is one of the best-selling games this generation, and with Red Dead Online out of beta it might be a good opportunity to capture some of GTA's success on a new platform.

Check out our Red Dead Online guide for more info about Rockstar's latest game, including tips, tricks, and walkthroughs.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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