Red Dead Redemption is still today considered as one of the best Rockstar Games open world titles ever released. Unfortunately the game is one of the very few titles developed by the team that hasn’t been released on PC, forcing players to own a PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 to play the game. No reason has ever been specified for the lack of a PC release but it seems like Rockstar Games never intended to release the game on PC, according to what has been recently revealed by a former member of the team.
According to Kris Roberts, former Red Dead Redemption lead multiplayer designer, Rockstar Games never had any intention of bringing the game on PC. During development they were all PC based and had the game running for win32 clients but there never was any serious talk about optimizing the game for PC.
“I don’t think was ever an intention to have a PC version of Red Dead Redemption . I was honestly very shocked when they did a PC version of Grand Theft Auto V. Obviously in development, we were all PC based and had it running for win32 clients for the entire development. But as far as licensing for the console and stuff, it was always going to be an Xbox 360 and Ps3 title. To the best of my recollection, we never even seriously talked about optimizing for PC.”
Red Dead Redemption is the second entry of the Red Dead series released back in 2010 on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The game is set during the decline of the American frontier in the year 1911 and stars John Marston, a former outlaw who is forced to bring three members of his former gang to justice. The game has also received additional single player content as well as multiplayer DLC packs which further extended the excellent open world experience of the game.
Red Dead Redemption is now available in all regions on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.