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:
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.