Red Dead Redemption PC Port Imminent as Rockstar Updates Website Code

Rockstar Games may release a PC port of Red Dead Redemption and its zombie-themed expansion, Undead Nightmare, according to text strings found in the Rockstar Games Launcher. The discovery has reignited excitement among fans who have been awaiting the game's PC release.

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Red Dead Redemption PC Port Imminent as Rockstar Updates Website Code

Red Dead Redemption PC Port Imminent as Rockstar Updates Website Code

Rockstar Games, may, release, appears to be on the verge of announcing a long-awaited PC port of the classic western game Red Dead Redemption, along with its zombie-themed expansion, Undead Nightmare. The revelation comes from a reputable Rockstar insider known as Tez2, who discovered text strings referencing the PC version in a recent update to the Rockstar Games Launcher.

The text strings, which seem to be marketing promos for the game, state: "Journey across the sprawling expanses of the American West and Mexico in Red Dead Redemption, and its zombie-horror companion, Undead Nightmare — now playable on PC." Another string reads: "Experience the epic Western adventures that defined a generation." This leak strongly suggests that Rockstar is preparing to release Red Dead Redemption on PC, potentially coinciding with the game's 14th anniversary on March 18th or ahead of Take-Two Interactive's quarterly earnings report on Thursday.

Red Dead Redemption, originally released in 2010 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, has been a highly sought-after title for PC gamers. Despite hints from Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick that Rockstar was working on a PC release, an official confirmation has yet to materialize. The game is currently available on multiple platforms, including PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360, but not on PC.

The rumored PC port is expected to include Undead Nightmare, a horror story expansion that transforms the game's world into an apocalyptic fight for survival against a zombie horde. The PC version would allow for mods and high frame rates, features that are currently limited on console versions. The game's modding community is undoubtedly excited about the opportunity to work with the 14-year-old title.

It remains unclear whether the game will be released on Steam at launch, as the GTA Trilogy Definitive Edition took over a year to release on Steam and the Epic Games store following exclusivity to Rockstar's own platform. Red Dead Redemption has recently been in the news for becoming part of GTA+, a monthly subscription service for GTA Online, and for selling over 25 million copies worldwide.

The discovery of the PC port references in the Rockstar Games Launcher code has reignited excitement among fans who have been eagerly awaiting the chance to experience the epic Western adventure on their computers. As the gaming community awaits an official announcement from Rockstar, the prospect of exploring the sprawling expanses of the American West and Mexico in Red Dead Redemption on PC draws ever closer.

Key Takeaways

  • Rockstar Games may release Red Dead Redemption on PC with Undead Nightmare expansion.
  • Leaked text strings in Rockstar Games Launcher suggest PC port is imminent.
  • PC version may include mods and high frame rates, currently limited on consoles.
  • Release date unknown, but may coincide with game's 14th anniversary or Take-Two's earnings report.
  • Unclear if game will launch on Steam, following exclusivity to Rockstar's platform.