The Red Dead Redemption 2 PC version is much awaited especially since we keep getting small tidbits of information that point to the existence of it. And to keep that trend going, we’ve got some more information that points to the existence of a PC version thanks to the Red Dead Redemption 2 Companion App.
Over on gtaforums, user Fun 2 posted files from the companion app which seem to be for Red Dead Redemption 2. While it was initially dismissed as being just leftover settings from GTA V, user Spider-Vice later pointed out that this was in fact, something new.
The files reference DirectX 12, Microsoft’s new API that is not in GTA V. Another change seems to be certain settings being changed from a toggle to a slider, as the Refresh Rate setting is now a slider which will allow you to set a specific Refresh Rate.
There’s also a new “Ultra” setting for almost all graphics settings. Things like the Rockstar Editor have also been integrated into the menu now. There’s even a separate option for Soft Shadows while NVIDIA PCSS makes a return. No sign of DXR in the settings yet so maybe that’s work-in-progress because we feel that since GTA titles have usually had Nvidia specific settings in the past and have also partnered with them, DXR is going to be in the PC version of the game.
A surprising find is these files is that the RAGE engine is now compatible with iOS and Android. The Companion App itself was compiled in RAGE but now it seems like if they were to make a game for the mobile platforms, they can use RAGE to do so. Maybe we can expect some sort of mobile game in the future or maybe it’s just to run the companion app.
The mention in the Social Club site, the older mention in the Companion app and now this new information seem to strongly suggest that Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC is happening and we won’t get robbed off of a PC experience like Red Dead Redemption 1. I expect either an October 2019 or a Spring 2020 release for the PC version.
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