The popular discussion continues to be when will Red Dead Redemption 2 release on PC. Although nothing is confirmed at this stage, developer Rockstar Games has made no announcements, and neither has parent company Take-Two.
Speaking at an investor briefing this week in New York City, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick responded to the rumors, by saying that launching Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC would be a “layup” (easy to do, for those non-basketball people.)
Zelnick simply responded, “There is no downside to releasing the game on PC.”
That’s all he had to say on the subject, but response noteworthy as Zelnick is asked regularly about bringing Red Dead Redemption 2 to PC, and up until now, his public response had been that he would let Rockstar speak for itself.
In the past, Rockstar games have found their way to PC eventually. The previous release, Grand Theft Auto V, came to PC in April 2015, which was five months after the release of GTA V on PS4 and Xbox One and 18 months after GTA V originally launched on PS3 and Xbox 360 in 2013.
Red Dead Redemption 2 has shipped more than 24 million copies, which makes it one of the most commercially successful games in history. Launching on PC makes sense as it would only further increase the sales number, which could be what the “there is no downside” comment means.