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Red Dead Redemption 2’s companion app points to a PC version

The files for the Red Dead Redemption 2 companion app have multiple references to PC.

Red Dead Redemption 2 hunting

Red Dead Redemption 2 has been raking in rave reviews – it currently sits at a score of 97 on Metacritic. And now there’s a new set of hints that Rockstar’s Western epic may one day see a PC release.

Rockstar’s companion app for Red Dead Redemption 2 seems to contain references to a PC version of the game, as RockstarIntel reports. Several of the app’s parameters seem to be either PC-specific or explicitly mention PC in their names.

Additionally, several parameters found in the app appear to refer to PC-specific graphics options, such as high-resolution depth of field, lighting and shadow quality, and water reflection quality.

Rockstar has yet to confirm a PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2, but the company also hasn’t said it isn’t making one. Back in June, VG24/7 reported on a Rockstar developer who (temporarily) made reference to working on a PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2 on their LinkedIn profile.

And of course, PC players had to wait almost 19 months from the initial launch of Grand Theft Auto V on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 before the game became available for Windows.

But back to the companion app, here are a couple of the parameters highlighted by RockstarIntel:

  • PARAM_FrameLimit
  • PARAM_Oculus
  • PARAM_companionAutoConnectIpPC

The parameter that references Oculus seems like a dead giveaway, right? Here are a couple I thought looked pretty PC-related:

  • PARAM_taa (Likely temporal anti-aliasing)
  • PARAM_SSAO (For screen-space ambient occlusion)
  • parser_rage__fwuiAdvancedGraphicsSettings_fxaaEnabled (“Advanced Graphics Settings” isn’t usually something you find on console)

You can check the story for their full list of parameters, including many more seemingly PC-specific graphics options.

We’re as excited as anyone can be about the possibility of playing Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC, but if history is any guide, we’re probably in for a lengthy wait.