Red Dead Redemption 2 Could Get PC Version and Even VR Support Based on Official Companion App

Red Dead Redemption 2 Could Get PC Version and Even VR Support Based on Official Companion App

What's all this then?

Red Dead Redemption 2 hasn't been announced for the PC yet, but it's hard to believe Rockstar isn't at least considering a PC version of its new western. Now we have further evidence of a possible PC version thanks to some buried code in the Red Dead Redemption 2 mobile companion app.

According to Rockstar Intel, the Red Dead Redemption 2 companion app for iOS and Android devices include code that references PCs and even VR. These include command lines like "companionAutoConnectIpPC," "PARAM_Oculus" and various other references to PC graphical settings not present on consoles.

Rockstar hasn't officially confirmed a PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2, but the fact that specific PC commands exist on the official companion app is strange. Even if it's just a PC version of the same app there's little reason to include code for the Oculus and robust graphical settings for an app that just serves as a usefull guides and map tool (is there?).

The likelier explanation is that Red Dead Redemption 2 will eventually find its way to PC just like Grand Theft Auto 5 which launched on PC months after consoles. But again, there's no confirmation that Red Dead Redemption 2 will come to PC.

As of right now though Red Dead Redemption 2 is only on PS4 and Xbox One with not even a mention of a PC version. We have a review of Red Dead Redemption 2 here, or a full Red Dead Redemption 2 guide for console players trying to tame Rockstar's wild west.

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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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