Red Dead Redemption PC Was Never Planned, Shocked to See GTA V on PC: Lead MP Designer
To this day, PC gamers are seen asking for a port of Red Dead Redemption. The game came out years ago on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and many were surprised to see that it never made it to PC.
Rockstar knows better about the “Why,” but we do now know that there was never any intention of releasing a PC version to begin with.
According to Lead Multiplayer designer Kris Roberts, Red Dead Redemption was always going to be a PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 title, and that he is shocked to see Rockstar develop a PC version of GTA V.
I don’t think there was ever an intention to have a PC version of Red Dead Redemption. I was actually really shocked that they did a PC version of Grand Theft Auto V.
Obviously in development, we were all PC based and had it running for one or two clients for the entire development. But as far as the licensing for the consoles and stuff, it was pretty much always going to be an X360 and PS3 title… we never really seriously talked about optimizing it for PC.
His statement may stir-up the consoles vs PC debate, as it suggests that developers/publishers prefer consoles over PC. Which I have to say is true to some extent as there are less changes of piracy, publishers can better monetize their games on consoles and sales are relatively better.