Gamers have often been mystified as to why Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption never made it to the PC and today former Multiplayer Lead Designer with Rockstar Games and Red Dead Redemption – Kris Roberts shed some insight into why it never happened via a Twitch Broadcast.
“I don’t think there 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 a xbox 360 and ps3 title. To the best of my recollection, we never even seriously talked about optimising for PC”.
It still remains to be seen as to whether Rockstar Games will announce a sequel to the hit wide open world Western classic but one thing is for sure, the original won’t be coming to the PC anytime soon.