Take-Two still won’t confirm if Red Dead Redemption 2 is coming to PC.
In a recent earnings call (as reported by GameSpot), Karl Slatoff - president of Rockstar’s parent publisher, Take-Two Interactive - said that while PC games are “very important, very exciting,” he wouldn’t confirm if Red Dead Redemption 2 would be available on PC.
Will Red Dead Redemption 2 ever be a contender for our best PC games list?
"It really depends on the title," Slatoff says. "Some titles are actually heavily weighted to PC, for example, Civilization and XCOM, [but] some titles are less weighted to PC. The great news is that the PC market is vibrant for us. It's a great market. It's a big market. It's a core market.
"These are consumers who are highly engaged. It's a predominantly digital market, which also removes friction in terms of ongoing engagement with the consumer. So for us, the PC market as a company is very important, very exciting, and something we focus on."
But pressed about Red Dead Redemption 2 specifically, Take-Two’s CEO Strauss Zelnick simply responded with the PR-friendly line "any updates about any of our titles will come from our labels." In other words, developers Rockstar will reveal their plans in due course. Make of that what you will.
The precedent set by Rockstar and Take-Two isn’t great, unfortunately. Red Dead Redemption didn’t come to PC at all, and their poster child, Grand Theft Auto V, came to PC considerably later than it did to consoles.
With Red Dead Redemption 2’s launch slipping back to 2018, EA's CFO Blake Jorgensen recent said it creates "a little bit of opportunity" for EA. But he doesn’t mean he typically sees the competition as a negative thing; if anything, a little competition is good for the industry.