Rockstar’s maybe-maybe-not PC version of its new horse brushing sim is back in the news, with the excavation of some intriguing code references in the game’s mobile companion app. Giddy up the speculate-o-tron!
Launched on iOS and Android on Friday, Red Dead Redemption 2’s mobile companion app features the game manual, an interactive map and waypoint management, access to protagonist Arthur Morgan’s journal, and real-time character stats. And, according to the dataminers at RockstarIntel, code references to “PARAM_companionAutoConnectIpPC” and “CommandIsPcVersion(void) 000000000166A12C”. I dunno what those parameters even mean, but it’s got “PC” in it, so.
Although the first Red Dead Redemption has remained a console exclusive, GTA V was released on PC sometime subsequent to its 2013 Xbox 360 and PS3, and 2014 Xbox One and PS4 console versions. The game has since printed cash for parent company Take-Two, even now jacking space in Steam’s top ten more than three years on – mostly attributed to its GTA Online multiplayer mode, I’d expect. And with Red Dead Online moseying into town next month, that’s a market opportunity the publisher would be stupid to ignore.