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Rockstar on (Lack of) PC Red Dead Redemption

A Q&A session on the Rockstar Games Website addresses the frequent requests they've received for a PC edition of Red Dead Redemption, saying this is still not happening:

We hope that with the announcement that L.A. Noire is coming to PC this fall, and the knowledge that our next big game Max Payne 3 will have a PC release (plus that we’ve released both Grand Theft Auto IV and the Episodes from Liberty City for PC), we can finally put to rest any misconceptions that we’ve ‘abandoned the PC platform’. We do know that, yes, there is just one title absent from our PC release plans – that game of course being Red Dead Redemption, and of course we’re well aware that some fans have been asking for it. All we can say is that whenever it is viable (technically, developmentally and business-wise) for us to release a game for PC (or any other particular platform) – we will and we usually do; unfortunately, that is just not the case 100% of the time for all platforms. To PC gamers, we hope that between the Grand Theft Auto titles, and the forthcoming L.A. Noire and Max Payne 3, you’ll have plenty of great Rockstar action to enjoy.

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52. Re: Rockstar on (Lack of) PC Dead Red Redemption Oct 6, 2011, 17:24 Dev
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 6, 2011, 13:44:
Dev wrote on Oct 6, 2011, 13:30:
If game companies didn't think this, then why is the trend of delaying PC release until after console release becoming increasingly popular? Companies that do that think that the piracy rates and PC sales will cannibalize sales on consoles. Now usually the delays I've seen go from a week to a couple months, but in this case who knows?

Untrue. A few did this. Usually it's a resource issue.

I have no idea why you think you're so much smarter than people doing this for a living.
Resource issue? Yeah they CLAIM that, like 2k claimed they were doing PC specific tweaks and PC specific UI work was the reason borderlands didn't come out on PC simultaneously. But they didn't actually seem to do any of that on the PC for the release.
And if the resources were the reason, we'd see the PC one come out first in too sometimes, but its pretty rare to see that. One reason why, because console games after being finished have to go through MS and Sony processes before they can be released, which adds delay to the game. There's no such central authority for PC games, so that's one delaying factor absent for PC release.

And if people on blues trusted game companies to be the authority on things, there'd be no reason they'd debate things such as in this thread. Or heck, even debating the auto-config problems in Rage. Surely the company did some testing and saw how crappy the auto config stuff was with rage? Yet they decide to release it anyway.

My guess on what happened is devs got overrode on delaying the release by marketing, since the console versions were all set and they didn't want to push the release closer towards the more crowded christmas season (including another title from the same company, skyrim).

And do I think I'm smarter than some of the boneheaded people who are in game marketing? Heck yeah.

This comment was edited on Oct 6, 2011, 17:39.
 
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