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Take-Two won’t say if Red Dead Redemption 2 is coming to PC, but highlights platform's importance

Take-Two won’t say if Red Dead Redemption 2 is coming to PC, but highlights platform's importance

Publisher Take-Two is not saying whether Red Dead Redemption 2 is coming to PC or not.

In the company’s earnings call last night, CEO Strauss Zelnick was asked whether the open world Western title would be coming to PC, with the exec giving saying that “any updates about any of our tiles will come from our labels”.

While this is a pretty standard answer from Take-Two, which gives its studios a high degree of autonomy, it does imply that a PC port may be in the works by Zelnick not straight-up saying no. The original Red Dead Redemption never launched on PC, despite being heavily requested by fans.

The company was also asked about the importance of PC to its portfolio, with president and COO Karl Slatoff saying that the platform is “very important”

“So, the answer to that is it really depends on the title,” he said.

“Some titles are actually heavily weighted to PC, for example, Civilization and XCOM. Some titles are less weighted to PC. So, it really depends on a title-by-title basis. The great news is that the PC market is vibrant for us. It's a great market for us. It's a big market. It's a core market in consumers that are highly engaged. It's a predominantly digital market, which also removes friction in terms of ongoing engagement with a consumer. So, for us, the PC market as a company is very important and very exciting and something we focus on.”


PCGamesInsider Contributing Editor

Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site PCGamesInsider.biz. In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for GamesIndustry.biz, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.

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