Red Dead Redemption 2 and its dearly wished-for potential PC port have been highly contentious topics among the community ever since the game was announced, sparking debate and argument of occasionally ridiculous magnitude.
Now a new tidbit of information has surfaced, having equal chances of being either a mistake or an accidental leak of what may be the biggest news regarding RDR2 since it was confirmed.
The image which all of this is about first surfaced on a subreddit dedicated to Grand Theft Auto 5 and easter eggs hidden in the game. One particular egg hunter "theinsightfulwatcher" discovered an interesting entry on the LinkedIn profile of a former Rockstar Games employee.
The moderators of the Red Dead Redemption 2 subreddit have confirmed that the entry really was present on the profile (since removed), however the identity of the developer has not been shared for obvious reasons.
The image is simple - it just shows the work experience of the developer, citing their time at Rockstar Leeds with the names of the games they worked on as well as the platforms on which those games have/will be released on.
Thing is, next to Red Dead Redemption 2, PC is listed alongside the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One. It might be accidental. It might be a mistake and the developer didn't work on a PC port of Red Dead Redemption 2, and there might not be such a port at all. But it also might be correct.
Gamers far and wide have been highly vocal of their interest in a PC port for Red Dead Redemption ever since it was released back in 2010. The game achieved a high level of popularity and remains oft-praised, however no port ever materialized.
The only way to play the game on PC in any official capacity is using the PlayStation Now streaming service - which may actually be the reason why there is no port.
Since Red Dead, as a franchise, never made its way to PC, the chance of Red Dead Redemption 2 materializing on the platform is also weak.
Grand Theft Auto 5, a game from a franchise that was born on PC and from which all games eventually got ported, took two years to make the leap and even then only a tiny percentage of GTA 5's gross sales were for that platform.
Considering that Red Dead Redemption is on PS Now and Sony has a timed exclusivity deal with Rockstar Games, we wouldn't be surprised if they are somehow responsible for a PC port not appearing yet.
We also wouldn't be surprised if Red Dead Redemption 2 eventually popped up on PS Now and does't get a dedicated port.
It's also worth noting that the "leaker" developer in question left Rockstar in November 2016. It is possible that there was a plan to release Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC, but the plan was scrapped for any number of reasons - like maybe the deal with Sony that makes any Red Dead game on PC exclusive to their streaming service.
This does give us PC players more hope than ever before, even if it isn't much as it is. Red Dead Redemption 2 will be released for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on the 26th of October while we wait and hope for a PC announcement.