‘Red Dead Redemption’ PC: Port Of Rockstar’s Acclaimed Open World Western Leaked On Microsoft’s Site?

By Matthew Buzzi , Updated May 12, 2014 06:49 PM EDT
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The first hint of Red Dead Redemption on PC may very well have been spotted online via a Microsoft website posting.

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An astute NeoGAF user by the name of Lazaro was looking through various Windows compatibility pages when he spotted a listing for Red Dead Redemption, described as compatible with Windows 7 and 8.

Lazaro points out that the process for adding games to the site usually consists of a period of consideration by Microsoft or a partner before a title is posted, which Red Dead Redemption apparently passed. Rockstar listed the game as a "permanent" franchise in an investor call last summer.

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The title was extremely well-received on consoles, praised for its originality, compelling story, and entertaining Grand Theft Auto-style gameplay. If the way Rockstar handles the GTA titles is any indication (console releases followed by PC ports sometime in the future), it would make some sense that we're only seeing a PC version pop up now.

It's a bit longer than GTA's usual wait period given that the title was released in 2010, but Rockstar are certainly not beholden to their schedule for another property. A PC port has long been desired by fans, but the delay (if it is really coming) will only have served to increase hype. The four years that have passed also allow Rockstar to implement some meaningful graphics improvements, perhaps leading to a "remastered" or "HD" remake.

Keep an eye for any official word on the topic, as this is more than the usual retail posting we see with anticipated releases. Games don't likely show up on Microsoft's website (going through multiple processes to arrive there) by accident, and I would bet Red Dead Redemption on PC is somewhat inevitable sooner rather than later.

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