When Red Dead Redemption 2 was announced and it was only confirmed that it would be coming to PS4 and Xbox One, many were surprised. Rockstar Games has made bank from Grand Theft Auto 5‘s PC release and it would be leaving money on the table by not bringing RDR2 to the platform. But while Rockstar seems reluctant to cater to its PC audience, one studio is posing an appealing offer.
The studio in question is Devolver Digital, the publisher behind the Hotline Miami series, Hatoful Boyfriend, and The Talos Principle. After Rockstar revealed more information about Red Dead Redemption 2‘s online multiplayer gameplay, Devolver tweeted to the developer, “Hello, we’d like to publish your new cowboy game on PC.”
Devolver then followed that up by saying “nobody has to know, we can keep this a secret from TakeTwo” It also joked that it knows “a person at Steam” and can hook Rockstar up with PC dev kits if that’s a hurdle for the Red Dead Redemption 2 dev team.
Nobody has to know, we can keep this a secret from TakeTwo. We know a person at Steam and can set you up with PC dev kits. Like this tweet if you want to talk more.
— Devolver Digital (@devolverdigital) September 20, 2018
It’s unclear exactly how serious Devolver is with its offer to make a PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2 happen. The company is known for poking fun at some of the bigger hitters in the games industry, including its over the top E3 presentations. Devolver also made headlines when it slammed the Persona 5 streaming rules set out by Atlus. But as funny and as on-brand these Red Dead Redemption 2 tweets are, it’s unknown whether Devolver is seriously pursuing the matter.
While Devolver porting RDR2 to PC may be unlikely to happen, many fans are still calling on Rockstar to make a PC version of the game regardless. So much so that some fans even created a Red Dead Redemption 2 PC petition, garnering more than 70,000 signatures in support of the cause.
The fact that the original Red Dead Redemption is available on PC through the PlayStation Now streaming service has only made these calls louder. Now that PC players have a taste for the wild, wild West, they want to experience the sequel for themselves in a version that was specifically designed for their platform of choice and the power that it offers.
Rockstar famously keeps its cards to its chest meaning that if a Red Dead Redemption 2 PC port was to happen – from Devolver or Rockstar itself – fans wouldn’t know about it until the company was ready. So in the meantime, PC players will just have to cross their fingers and hope that one of the biggest studios in gaming pulls through.
Source: Twitter – Devolver Digital