One of the most pressing questions on the minds of all the fans anticipating Red Dead Redemption 2 is whether or not the game will come to PC. The original RDR never did in spite of years upon years of community requests and multiple petitions. Even though the interest was clearly there, Rockstar just didn't want to hear of it.
Red Dead as a franchise has never before seen the light of day on PC. The first game in the series, Red Dead Revolver was also a console exclusive, as well as the highly popular Redemption afterwards. The critical acclaim and praise from fans showered on the second game understandably made many PC gamers out there want in on the fun.
However, six years after release, we still can't enjoy Rockstar's vision of the wild west with a keyboard and mouse. It's not like Rockstar is ignoring good old Red Dead Redemption - it was recently added to Microsoft's backwards compatibility program, enabling original copies of the game to be played on Xbox One. The move suddenly jacked up sales for the game, showing that in spite of its age, players are still hungry for more (of the same).
The announcement of Red Dead Redemption 2 also mentioned which platforms it will be available on - and only the Xbox One and PS4 were mentioned. Analysts have theorized that RDR2 will eventually arrive on PC after a few years much like GTA 5. That said, even outlandish ideas such as the game being ported to the new Nintendo Switch have begun to float around.
Then again, many assumed the same of the original RDR, and yet still no PC port. Due to this lack of faith, some PC gamers decided not to leave things to chance - and by "some" we mean almost 50,000. A petition went up on Change.org calling for a PC port of RDR2.
Because Red Dead Redemption is an amazing game and we PC players have been denied from playing it. Please don't do the same with Red Dead Redemption 2.
While many may see a petition as pointless initially, Rockstar has recently proven with the release of the Bikers DLC pack for GTA Online that they do indeed listen to the will of the people. That particular DLC was suggested via a petition, and the final update ended up adhering to the drafted concept in the petition completely.
Do you hope to see Red Dead Redemption 2 come to PC? Will you be signing this petition?