'Red Dead Redemption 2' rumors: Game to have a PC version?


It’s been confirmed that the highly-anticipated video game “Red Dead Redemption 2” will be released this winter. To the PC users’ dismay, the Wild West-themed game is only playable on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, just like its predecessors, “Red Dead” and “Red Dead Redemption.” However, a recent information breach hinted at a possible PC-version of the said video game.

A report from Game Rant stated that there was information leak from Denuvo, a software solutions company focusing on anti-tamper technology and digital rights management (DRM). The company uses the Microsoft Windows platform.

Based on the report, the company was hacked, and some of the data were released online, including the list of software developers that utilized or that were planning to acquire Denuvo as DRM protection.

Among the developers mentioned in the list is Rockstar Games, the developer of “Red Dead Redemption 2.” Rockstar also owns “Grand Theft Auto 5,” which has a PC version that uses Denuvo technology. “Grand Theft Auto 5” is the latest installment of the “Grand Theft Auto” series, wherein its PC platform was released in 2015.

It’s been two years since the release of “GTA V,” therefore having Rockstar in the recent Denuvo list could mean that the game developer would acquire the latter’s service again for an upcoming game that is set to be released soon “Red Dead Redemption 2.”

It was noted that in 2014, “Grand Theft Auto V” was first issued for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. In the following year, Rockstar announced the release of the game for Microsoft Windows. Allowing the famous game to be played in three platforms has given the company more than $1 billion in total sales, according to a Forbes report.

It’s speculated that Rockstar would do the same release scheme with the third installment of “Red Dead” series.

However, there’s no affirmation from the developer regarding the possibility of a future PC version of “Red Dead Redemption 2.” Readers are advised to take reports with a grain of salt.