'Red Dead Redemption 2' release date, news: will PC version be available this time?

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Fans who have been waiting for a long time finally got what they wanted last week when developer Rockstar Games announced the arrival of the open world action-adventure Western-themed video game, “Red Dead Redemption 2.” And while it seemed like everyone was celebrating this development, those who previously hoped for Rockstar to include PC compatibility for the upcoming game were surely disappointed due to the fact that the announcement said that the sequel will only be available for Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One.

So will a PC version of the game be available at a later date? According to GamingBolt, Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter believes that a PC variant of “Red Dead Redemption 2” will eventually be released, judging by a clever marketing scheme that Rockstar might be employing.

Once the PS4 and Xbox One versions are released, Rockstar should make it a priority to develop a PC version since the number of PC gamers around the world is never to be taken for granted. As a matter of fact, iTechPost reported that there is already an online petition to convince the game developer to include PC compatibility for the upcoming sequel. So far, there are already more than 10,000 players who signed the petition.

However, considering the history of this video game series, it is very unlikely that Rockstar will give in to the demand of PC gamers since the original game, “Red Dead Redemption” also didn’t have a PC version.

The biggest hope right now for PC gamers is the notion that Rockstar might only be delaying the development of “Red Dead Redemption 2” for PC for the reason that it wants to gather more information as to its feasibility. There was never a concrete or justifiable reason why the company didn’t make a PC version of the first game; so if ever nothing comes out for the sequel, Rockstar seems not to mind in failing to give any consolation at all.