Take-Two CEO hints at Red Dead Redemption 2 PC release

Strauss Zelnick says there’s “no downside” to bringing the game to PC

Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick has given the clearest indication yet that Red Dead Redemption 2 will be released on PC.

The executive was asked about the prospect of bringing Red Dead Redemption 2’s online multiplayer mode, Red Dead Online, to PC during a Q&A session at Baird’s 2019 Global Consumer, Technology & Services Conference earlier this week.

“There’s no downside to releasing the game on PC,” he replied.

While Red Dead Redemption 2 remains unannounced for PC, given its success on Xbox One and PS4 – plus Rockstar’s history of launching PC versions of its games after their console release – it would be unsurprising if a PC version is officially confirmed in due course.

Zelnick’s response also marks a slight shift in tone from comments he made during a Take-Two earnings call on May 13, when he was asked about the possibility of Red Dead Redemption 2 being released on PC during the current fiscal year.

“In terms of upcoming releases, we do let our labels talk about what’s coming next,” he said. “We leave those announcements to them.”

Speaking during the same call, Zelnick said Red Dead Redemption 2 had shipped over 24 million units worldwide since its release in October 2018.

The following day, Rockstar released a major Red Dead Online update to coincide with the title exiting its beta phase.

During his Q&A session at the Baird conference this week, Zelnick also explained why the company’s in no rush to jump on the free-to-play battle royale bandwagon, likening the chances of success in the market to winning the lottery.