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Red Dead Redemption 2 publishers say PC is a "very, very important platform"

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In an earnings call, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick says the PC is a “very, very important” platform for them, increasing the hope that the publishers may bring Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2 to PC sometime after the game’s console release in October.

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Responding to a question about new platforms in the conference call, Zelnick talks a little about how Take-Two handle new console generations, before mentioning how vital the PC now is to their business compared to ten years ago.

“I would observe that the PC platform has become a very, very important part of what we do, driven by digital distribution,” he says. “And that was not the case for so-called ‘console’ titles 10 years ago. And it is the case now.” 

This came immediately after Zelnick spoke about how Grand Theft Auto V was “extraordinary” for how successful it was in crossing different platforms and generations, and added “we will make decisions about what [platforms] to support based on our view of potential success”. 

Red Dead Redemption 2 is out on PS4 and Xbox One in October, and if the PC is as important to Take-Two as their CEO makes it sound, there may be a PC port on its way too. One game from them you shouldn't expect any time soon, however, is Borderlands 3 - which is almost certainly the "highly anticipated" game they have delayed until 2020.

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1 Week ago

Now if this statement was coming from Rockstar then yes it would be reason to be excited but from Take-Two it means nothing for RDR 2. The simple fact is they would have mentioned a PC version a long time ago there is absolutely no reason to keep it a secret. If they ever do release a PC version its going to be a year or two after the consoles.

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Rockstar is owned by T2. If they say go, Rockstar will do. If they say no, no RDR2 for PC.

If they say we will eventually release the game to PC early, this will directly and hugely impact their release sales on consoles, which is more important than those PC sales that is coming later. So they have every reason to keep it secret.

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Yes T2 owns Rockstar but since they make them so much money they pretty much ignore them to do there own thing.

It would have no effect on there sales if they announced that there will be PC version. The same people who bought both versions of GTA V will still buy both versions of RDR 2. The simple fact that the release will be a year or more apart will be the reason why people will buy both, plus they'll just trade the console version in as well.

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