Red Dead Redemption 2 App May Reveal Hints of PC Version

Red Dead Redemption 2 App May Reveal Hints of PC Version

Last updated on November 2nd, 2018

Rockstar Games released a companion app to accompany their western themed action-adventure Red Dead Redemption 2. According to a recent article by Polygon, the app shares some details that points to a PC release.

Red Dead Redemption 2 App May Reveal Hints of PC Version

The app that is used as a second screen for players to view their in-game map as well as guide, has some lines of code that hints at a possible PC version for Red Dead Redemption 2. While the game was launched on PS4 and Xbox One, Rockstar have been rather quiet about whether or not it would receive a version for Windows.

It was Rockstar Intel that investigated the mobile app and found some interesting strings that contained words such as “PC” and even “Oculus” which could even mean VR somewhere down the line. Below you will find the bits that were shared refering to PC:

The most interesting parameters are so:

PARAM_FrameLimit – A framelimiter.

PARAM_DX11Use8BitTargets – Probably due to Xbox One.

PARAM_HDStreamingInFlight – Present in GTA V (PC)

PARAM_Oculus

PARAM_companionAutoConnectIpDurango

PARAM_companionAutoConnectIpOrbis

PARAM_companionAutoConnectIpPC

PARAM_singleThreadedRendererPostFX::g_CheckerBoardEnable

While none of this confirms the release of a PC version and could very well be leading to a desktop app, rather than a PC release of RDR2. Further lines mention “IOS”, “Android” and then “PC”. The mention of “Oculus” however does seem support this theory of a PC version. The developers have not commented on this found info so far.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is currently available on PS4 and Xbox One. If you’re getting through the game you should visit our Red Dead Redemption 2 wiki.


If you’re taking on the life of an outlaw in Red Dead Redemption 2 you check out our guides Red Dead Redemption 2: Honor Guide and Red Dead Redemption 2: How To Obtain Pre-Order Bonuses. For more Red Dead know-how vist out Red Dead Redemption 2 wiki.

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