Evidence Of Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Port Leaks Again
PC gamers were not happy when RockStar decided to forego the PC launch of Red Dead Redemption 2 (RDR2) right out of the gate. The move was no surprise, however. Rockstar game fans know that the developer will eventually launch RDR2 on the PC, it just wanted to wait until the fuss for the game on the console platforms dies down, and then port it to the PC to spur sales for a second time. Rumors about a port to the PC surfaced for the first time in June of 2018 before the game launched. Those first hints came from a LinkedIn Profile for a developer on the game, but the profile was quickly changed.
Evidence again surfaced in October that a PC port was afoot. Now, we have indication from two developers via LinkedIn profiles that list the devs working on the PC version of the game. One of the devs allegedly working on the game we have no name for. All we have is a screenshot that contains the games worked on by the person. It appears to be the same screenshot that we saw back in October.
The new dev who alleges to have worked on RDR2 is a former Rockstar Toronto Physics programmer, and this time we have a name and a face to go along with the developer. The person listed as having worked on RDR2 for PC is Nan Ma, Founder and CEO of Future Immersive. On his LinkedIn profile, he lists having worked for Rockstar as a Physics programmer from June of 2010 through October of 2016. His profile lists Red Dead Redemption 2 for PS4, XB1, and PC.
He also worked extensively on GTAV for multiple platforms and Max Payne 3 for Xbox 360, PC, PS3 according to his profile. The tidbit about having worked on RDR2 certainly won't make Rockstar happy. RDR2 has been a massive hit for the company, having shipped over 23 million copies of the game by February 2019. Rockstar also racked up $725 million in sales in the first three days the game was available.