Is Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption Heading to PC?
NeoGAF member Lazaro made an interesting discovery when he was searching the Windows Compatibility Center website – Red Dead Redemption is listed as compatible with Windows 7, 8, and 8.1. Developed by Rockstar Games, Red Dead Redemption is a Western-themed, open-world, action-adventure game that released in 2010 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Almost immediately after release, several gamers were hoping for a PC release; but four years later, and still nothing. Despite Rockstar saying there was no plans to bring it to PC because it would be too difficult to translate the code, there was a rumor awhile back that the game was indeed coming to PC with added DirectX 11 effects. So, is that finally coming to fruition?
According to the Windows Compatibility Center website, in order to have a game listed, a Partner must submit a game with the following qualifications:
- Be a representative of the software publisher or device manufacturer
- Know the current compatibility status with Windows 8, Windows RT and/or Windows 7 for the product you are submitting.
- Provide complete information we can verify (please use your corporate email address in the registration step).
So while this may be a mistake, the evidence seems fairly strong. I ran a few searches myself, such as "Grand Theft Auto V", to see if I could come up with any false positives, but came up short. With E3 less than a month away, the timing of such an announcement would certainly be reasonable. And, if Red Dead Redemption is on its way to PC, that may mean Rockstar's other huge non-PC title, Grand Theft Auto V, isn't too far behind.