It’s been an ongoing, and frustrating, issue for PC gamers. Rockstar takes its sweet time, if it even bothers, getting its games onto PC. Fortunately, relief might finally be on the way for one of Rockstar’s biggest titles, Red Dead Redemption .
Even if it is four years late. Red Dead Redemption has been out for years on consoles, of course. The game, mockingly called Grand Theft Horse before it came out, has inspired a passionate fanbase and sold millions of copies. None of which were on PC, as we noted. And Rockstar hasn’t exactly been in a big rush to change that: After all, we’re coming up on the game’s four-year anniversary without so much as an official peep of a PC version.
But that doesn’t mean it’s not in the works. NeoGAF has uncovered a “Windows Compatibility” listing for Red Dead Redemption, which is usually a good sign that the PC game is on the way. Microsoft isn’t noted for making things up with its certifications, after all.
Why should we be excited, four years and a new console generation after the first game? Well, for one thing, it throws the doors open to modding Red Dead Redemption. As anybody who follows the GTA PC community knows, modding the game has become one of the Internet’s favorite pastimes, to the point where the game has been completely rebuilt and redesigned by some of the more ambitious members of the mod community.
It also might mean a deeper dig in the game’s source code uncovering more about it. It’s a fascinating game in its own right, but the history behind games such as this are often even more fascinating, and hard to find. Again, this isn’t official word, but it seems like after years of asking, PC gamers will finally get their chance to ride off into the sunset with John.