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Rockstar Games, the company behind hit franchises like Grand Theft Auto, Red Redemption, Midnight Club or Max Payne, has talked about its stance in regards to the PC platform while being asked if it's going to release last year's Red Dead Redemption for it.
Rockstar is an extremely popular games developer and publisher, although PC owners haven't really gotten to experience many of its high quality games, or, if they did, it happened after the titles were already released on consoles ranging from the PlayStation 2 to the Xbox 360 or PlayStation3 .
Now, as part of a Q&A session with fans, the company tackled the issue of Red Dead Redemption and whether or not is' actually going to appear on the PC, especially since a newer game, L.A. Noire
, is getting ready to arrive on the platform and next year's Max Payne 3 will arrive on the PC at the same time as consoles.
"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'."
Rockstar goes on to say that PC strategies are thought up in advance and, seeing as how Red Dead Redemption wasn't such a sure bet, the decision wasn't taken soon enough to make a difference.
"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."
As you can tell, it's pretty much a safe bet that Red Dead Redemption, last year's award winning and extremely profitable Western open world title won't be making its way onto the PC. Consoles can get a new taste of it later this month when the Red Dead Redemption: Game of the Year
edition is released.
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|Comment #1 by: iplayforkeeps on 10 Nov 2011, 23:53 UTC|| reply to this comment|
what the * , im a pc gamer and this is a great game, i want to play it for the pc, you have 1 customer right here. make it, pack it, ship it the * out, its that simple.
|Comment #1.1 by: TKay on 12 Dec 2012, 20:12 GMT|
How about programming it? Still that simple?
|Comment #2 by: mather66 on 07 Jan 2012, 17:16 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Is it supposed to be an explanation ?!?!
I swear on God I won't buy any F*** Rockstar game anymore. That's my final word.
|Comment #3 by: Inde on 21 Feb 2012, 02:39 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Sad to hear, I was just shopping for this and find I can not buy it. Can not think why it couldnt be released on pc, only thing I can think is you think it will make more if not on pc, oh well guess Ill just buy fallout nv
|Comment #4 by: Gamerchicky on 15 Mar 2012, 05:25 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Yeah I looked for this, really crap it's not on pc...LA Noire not as cool as I thought it would be, BUT best game that kicks the * of this game is Skyrim. Who cares, Skyrim way better!
|Comment #5 by: Yeah Right, R* on 19 Apr 2012, 02:56 UTC|| reply to this comment|
BS, Lucas said Force Unleashed wasn't ever going to come to the PC either, and gave even more PR crap than R* is using now. .. and look what happened.
|Comment #6 by: Rarebear on 20 Apr 2012, 15:01 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Rockstar are idiots. Ive bought 15 games last year and 0 for consoles in the last 4 years.
|Comment #7 by: ME on 03 May 2012, 20:52 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Red Dead Redemption can not be compared with GTA or Max Payne or La Noire.As you said its an award game of the year and we need it on PC platform,and we need it badly!!!!!!Dont dissapoint us
|Comment #8 by: alf on 06 May 2012, 21:08 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Kind of makes sense, Red Dead wasn't a sure fire bet as it was a new game, therefore they didn't discuss PC release soon enough. This does however imply that RDR 2 will be on the PC if it's made (which may be a while since GTA5 is being released)
|Comment #9 by: trinket on 15 May 2012, 11:04 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Goddamn Rockstar. RDR is the only game that is different from the others of its genre available to PC. I'm pretty sure they would benefit from the PC version, even more than PS3 or Xbox. They're just to scared it won't profit them. Idiots.
UGHH. Show me where you can get a game where cowboy action is at its best. SHOW ME YOU MAGGOTS!!!! (Old Gun excluded)
|Comment #10 by: Helmus on 16 May 2012, 16:19 UTC|| reply to this comment|
what kind of * is this, where would rockstar be without the pc, finnaly there is a awesome western game and it don't even comes out on pc, YOU HAVE ABANDON THE PC shut up whit those other games, the Wild West was the last place of some real men qho wouln't sit and watch fight they take matters into their own hands. you don't rock, rockstar
|Comment #11 by: Mack on 27 May 2012, 22:22 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I've owned several consoles throughout the years and my game library rivals the best of them. I didn't pick up an XBOX 360 or PS3 due to the high price of the consoles when they came out, but built a PC for about the same price instead. To make a long story short I borrowed my brothers 360 and this game (which I bought him for Christmas) and, I'm having a blast with it. Surely one of the finest releases in years by any games company. Rockstar bring this gem to PC now!!!!!
|Comment #12 by: You can't stop us on 31 May 2012, 12:09 UTC|| reply to this comment|
R* are fools. They are essentially throwing money away. Red Dead Redemption will reach PCs regardless of what R* does. The only thing that they can change is whether they will make any profits from it. Every console game eventually reaches the PC via emulation, as that is the ultimate fate of all consoles. There may not be a 360 emulator or a PS3 emulator today, but as with every other console out there, emulators will eventually be developed, at which point R* will be guaranteed to miss out on thousands, if not millions of dollars worth of units that they could have sold, but didn't. PC gamers are a fairly patient bunch, despite what the vocal minority would have you believe. We will have our Red Dead Redemption, no matter how much you try to stop us.
|Comment #13 by: Heartless Bob on 04 Jun 2012, 09:19 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I'd rather have Red Dead Redemption over L.A. Noire/GTA IV any day of the week.
|Comment #14 by: Ohrela on 23 Jun 2012, 19:36 UTC|| reply to this comment|
We have to understand that Rockstar is part of Take Two Interactive Software, which is a corporation. Before they make the decision to release a game on a new platform they do extensive marketing research which will give them a good idea of how much demand there is for the product and how much profit it will generate for their share holders. Chances are the research suggests that it would be more profitable to release the games listed above than it would be to release RDR on PC. It is unfortunate because RDR has a story line that goes above and beyond anything I have ever seen in a video game, a fictional master piece with a true to life representation not only of how life was in the late 19th early 20th century, but how life still is today for those who understand the world around them. GTA, L.A Noire and Max Payne, and any other game which has mass entertainment appeal will never measure up to a game like RDR, because they are too far removed from reality. If my hypothesis is correct concerning the marketing research motivation for not releasing the game, I think they over looked how highly the game is regarded by those who have played it, and the fact that it will probably translate better to the PC platform than they expect it to. At the end of the day these corporations are only concerned with the accomplishments of their designers, and their gamers experience as much as they believe it will translate into dollars and cents.
|Comment #15 by: roxxursoxx on 03 Jul 2012, 00:46 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I think these guys are morons, considering they're releasing a "Game of the Year" Edition...
|Comment #16 by: kakashi on 04 Jul 2012, 08:48 UTC|| reply to this comment|
i think its rubbish! bring RDR to pc, we cant all afford a pc and a xbox or ps3!
|Comment #17 by: Bajtjr on 04 Jul 2012, 14:56 UTC|| reply to this comment|
This is not a real explanation.. "Red dead redemption" would bring alot of money to Rockstar Games if it was released anytime soon and a lot of fun to millions of players out there that have been waiting for this game on PC in hope.
|Comment #17.1 by: amigo on 08 Jul 2012, 14:16 GMT|
I am now going to have to set up a huge memory partition and run a ps3 emulator on my super pc, and then load in a module so Ican use a modern ps3 adaptor though the ps3 emulator just to play this game (which I love and assumed would be on pc by default)
good job i tend to just like rts games
|Comment #18 by: daim1993 on 18 Jul 2012, 23:13 UTC|| reply to this comment|
but what about the people who love cowboy life......???!!!
|Comment #19 by: Anon on 25 Jul 2012, 15:30 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I don't see why they wouldn't do it. I can't imagine how it wouldn't be worth it. Imagine the sales, just for changing a little technical pieces to work on the pc. I don't understand big buisness.
|Comment #20 by: Chris on 06 Aug 2012, 23:53 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Ive been wanting to play this forever i was shocked to see it not on PC >:(
|Comment #21 by: BS on 31 Aug 2012, 23:04 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Last time i buy a Rockstar game for any platform.
|Comment #22 by: DjVlady on 05 Sep 2012, 19:29 UTC|| reply to this comment|
are they crazy? omfg they are affried of many many dollars in their account? i buyed all rockstar`s games for pc but now i won`t buy anymore not everyone have ps or xbox :\
|Comment #23 by: ~Angst~ on 06 Sep 2012, 06:06 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I WANT to throw money at Rockstar for a PC version of Red Dead Redemption. TAKE MY MONEY Rockstar. Take it.
The port/PC release of LA NOIRE was really well done and Max Payne 3 was excellent; it's such an oversight that RDR isn't available on PC - given the power of the average gamer's PC it should be a graphical wonder. Pity we won't get to see it. :-(
|Comment #24 by: only1miller on 06 Oct 2012, 15:19 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Alright already.. these guys are definitely NOT fools. They made a business decision that they thought served their best interest. Unfortunately, while it may have made sense on paper, it was not a good move PR-wise.
And to those who claim they will never buy another RS game... I call BS on that. We may be * , but we're not going to deprive ourselves of excellent content.
Maybe they'll release it in the future with some graphic updates, etc. Here's hoping - it really is the genre-buster that a lot of PC gamers have been waiting for.
|Comment #25 by: BlTEBlTE on 21 Feb 2013, 04:31 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Stupid..., While there won't be a mouse+keyboard connected to PS3 or X-box I'll never ever buy a shooter kind of a game for those platforms
|Comment #26 by: shindler on 09 May 2013, 17:03 UTC|| reply to this comment|
releasing red dead on PC would be a money maker, not doing so is a bad business choice. i already own the game for ps3 but would not hesitate to buy it for PC. and there are 1000's just like me...
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