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LinkedIn leaks hint at Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC

LinkedIn leaks hint at Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC

A developer at Rockstar Leeds may have leaked a PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2.

VG247 reported that a developer’s LinkedIn page lists PS4, Xbox One and PC as platforms for the upcoming title. The leaker’s identity was kept anonymous, but they are known to be a programmer at Rockstar’s Leeds studio. They previously worked on Grand Theft Auto V and L.A. Noire.

PC has since been removed from the LinkedIn listing. It’s all speculation at this point, but that could mean anything from waiting for an official announcement, to pulling false information before it spreads.

Rockstar has traditionally been slow to move their games onto the PC. 2010’s Red Dead Redemption never made it to the platform, while GTA V didn’t see a PC edition until almost two years after console launch.

However, GTA V and Online proved wildly popular on Steam, frequently dominating the Top Ten and helping the title rake in over $6 billion in revenue. The PC edition sported improved frame rate and resolution options, on top of the visual improvements brought by the new-generation console editions.

Rockstar games tend to land well, and have helped publisher Take-Two buck the trend of going fully into multiplayer. CEO Strauss Zelnick stated that big single player experiences like Red Dead Redemption 2 are “not dead, not even close”

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Natalie Clayton is an Edinburgh-based freelance writer and game developer. Besides PCGamesInsider and Pocketgamer.biz, she's written across the games media landscape and was named in the 2018 GamesIndustry.biz 100 Rising Star list.

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