After months of rumors and speculations, Take-Two and developer Rockstar Games finally announced Red Dead Redemption 2. The title was originally planned for Fall 2017 release but unfortunately, it got delayed until early next year.
Just like the first installment to the franchise, Red Dead Redemption 2 was also confirmed for the console audience and the developers are yet to officially confirmed or deny the possibility of PC version. Some reports do suggest that the studio is silently working on the PC port and will announce it some months after the console release.
During company’s earnings call today, President Karl Slatoff said that PC is very important and exciting platform for the industry. It is a very huge market with a great potential. Here’s what he said during the earnings call earlier today;
“It really depends on the title. Some titles are actually heavily weighted to PC, for example, Civilization and XCOM, [but] some titles are less weighted to PC. The great news is that the PC market is vibrant for us. It’s a great market. It’s a big market. It’s a core market.
He explained that there are many consumers who are highly engaged with it, while as a company, they believe that this market is very important and it is something that they should focus upon.
When asked about the possibility of PC version of the game, CEO Strauss Zelnick said that announcement will be made by developer Rockstar Games itself. “Any updates about any of our titles will come from our labels”
As we can conclude that the parent studio and publisher hasn’t denied nor confirmed the chances for PC version of the title and instead, responded that Rockstar should make announcement. This will spark fuel towards the speculations around the title.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is due in the first half of 2018 for PS4 and Xbox One. Stay tuned for more updates!