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Red Dead Redemption 2 companion app points to PC version of the game

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Files inside Red Dead Redemption 2's companion app contain multiple references to PC, graphics options and resolutions, according to a report, adding fuel to speculation that the game will eventually come to PC (opens in new tab).

As uncovered by Rockstar Intel (opens in new tab), the companion app contains a number of interesting parameters within its files, including: 

  • PARAM_companionAutoConnectIpPC
  • PARAM_Oculus
  • CommandIsPcVersion(void)    000000000166A12C

The files also contain numerous references to graphics options, such as temporal anti-aliasing, resolution of water reflections, shadow quality and particle quality.

Some of the mentions of PC in the files might be hinting at a desktop version of the companion app rather than a proper PC version of the game—there's "SIGNIN_PC_APP_URL", for instance. But the presence of graphics options, Oculus (Red Dead 2 VR?) and the word "PcVersion" suggests something else is afoot.

It's not concrete, and I wouldn't expect Rockstar to comment on it, but it's one more piece of evidence that Arthur Morgan and the gang could arrive on PC at some point. Fingers crossed. 

For all other hints at a PC version, read our Red Dead Redemption 2 PC hub.

Samuel Horti
Samuel Horti

Samuel Horti is a long-time freelance writer for PC Gamer based in the UK, who loves RPGs and making long lists of games he'll never have time to play. He's now a full-time reporter covering health at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. When he does have time for games you may find him on the floor, struggling under the weight of his Steam backlog.