Red Dead Redemption for PC [Petition]

#1 Posted by emem (1965 posts) -

So after the Dark Souls petition was successful...why not do it again for a game a lot of people would also love to play on their PCs? 
 
http://petitionbureau.org/RedDeadforPC 
 
As of now there are 1182 signatures, but maybe we can add a few more? It feels like the right time to do it.

#2 Posted by laserbolts (5321 posts) -

Yay internet!

#3 Posted by Animasta (14691 posts) -

After all this time? Sorry dude, aint happenin.

#4 Posted by AlisterCat (5559 posts) -

Precisely the wrong time. They have very little incentive to do it. I'd buy it, but I'd love a new Phoenix Wright game every year. Never going to happen.

#5 Posted by EndlessObsidian (475 posts) -

lol

#6 Posted by SlashDance (1814 posts) -

I think that ship has sailed.

#7 Posted by Bell_End (1208 posts) -

its all very well doing a petition but if those signitures do not translate into sales then its pointless.

i guess we will see how the PC version of Dark souls goes. lets hope the PC gamer buy it and dont fuck it all up by pirating the shit out of it.

#8 Posted by Rattle618 (1463 posts) -

I signed it. It´s not going to happen though.

#9 Posted by phrosnite (3518 posts) -

I don't really care. Dark Souls is what I wanted and I'm getting it :P

#10 Posted by Ewy (55 posts) -

Start early and do a petition for a decent version of GTA V on PC. I'm not a fan of petitions generally, but the Dark Souls one made sense. It demonstrated that there was a sizeable market to a publisher that had no prior indication of one. Rockstar has released PC games in the past, they have gone through the process and know what to expect from that undertaking in terms of profits. They have enough to develop and market in the coming year.

#11 Posted by emem (1965 posts) -
@Animasta: Sure, it's a one in a million chance, but so what... it's always worth a try and it costs only a few seconds to sign it. :)
#12 Posted by mosdl (3228 posts) -

RDR is known to be a horrid mess code wise and probably the reason there was never a PC port.

#13 Posted by JoeyRavn (4973 posts) -

@emem said:

So after the Dark Souls petition was successful...why not do it again for a game a lot of people would also love to play on their PCs?

The Dark Souls petition was successful because the developers themselves encouraged fan response. Rockstar doesn't give a shit about online petitions.

#14 Posted by thornie (169 posts) -

@mosdl said:

RDR is known to be a horrid mess code wise and probably the reason there was never a PC port.

This. The stories of how that game got made are stuff of nightmares.

#15 Posted by SoleVillain (40 posts) -

Rock stars RAGE engine ports miserably to pc anyway. I hope to god Max Payne 3 breaks that trend.

#16 Posted by EuanDewar (4908 posts) -

BITCHES FOR MA DICK [Petition]

#17 Posted by XxRANGAxX (226 posts) -

far too gone for that to happen now, maybee possible after theyve done with gta 5, thell get some other company to do a really bad port, still will sign, but it still aint happening

#18 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5144 posts) -

lol

#19 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

No. Rockstar ports are garbage.

#20 Posted by themangalist (1735 posts) -

I'd love RDR for the PC but heck, Rockstar makes the worst of PC ports.

#21 Posted by AlexW00d (6273 posts) -

@Bell_End said:

its all very well doing a petition but if those signitures do not translate into sales then its pointless.

i guess we will see how the PC version of Dark souls goes. lets hope the PC gamer buy it and dont fuck it all up by pirating the shit out of it.

Certain people will pirate it regardless, just like people will pirate the console versions regardless. It's whether the devs can come to terms with that and realise those aren't lost sales. I doubt the game sold that well on console, being niche as fuck. Hopefully they'll stick it on Steam and that'll get them a shit tonne of exposure. I also doubt the port will have cost them much money, unless they outsourced.

#22 Posted by emem (1965 posts) -
@AlexW00d: Yeah, they will definitely make money with the Dark Souls port... even Alan Wake did and I don't think that sold that many copies (I bought it and absolutely loved the first half of it). 
 
And as unrealistic as a RDR port might be, I don't see how signing a petition, that could potentially allow more people to play a great game (I own the PS3 version and would buy it again), could ever be a bad thing. <- To all the negativity in this thread. :)
#23 Posted by Enigma777 (6073 posts) -

Never say never. Alan Wake got ported after, what, 3 years?

#24 Posted by falling_fast (2218 posts) -

usually I roll my eyes at petitions, but you know what, sure why not.

#25 Posted by Dany (7887 posts) -

You don't know how petitions work do you?

#26 Posted by falling_fast (2218 posts) -

that site is pretty shit. The link to their terms of service is broken. and they don't let you add comments to yr signature.

also, why do they need my postal code.

#27 Posted by emem (1965 posts) -
@damnable_fiend: Well, it's the same site that ran the Dark Souls petition and all the links (1, 2) are working for me, hmm. 
 
@Dany said:

You don't know how petitions work do you?

Hm?
#28 Posted by JoeyRavn (4973 posts) -

@emem said:

To all the negativity in this thread. :)

You call negativity what most would call realism. Focusing just on the success of the Dead Souls petition (which, again, was backed up by the developers to begin with) doesn't suddenly invalidate the countless other failed petitions. Face it: companies don't give a shit about online petitions, especially if they are about bringing a game to PC. Piracy is way too big a issue for them.

#29 Posted by imsh_pl (3295 posts) -

@Animasta said:

After all this time?

Always.

#30 Posted by Ubersmake (754 posts) -

I wanted RDR on the PC. Instead the PC got L.A. Noire. I'm guessing that the L.A. Noire codebase was just that much easier to port to Windows and DirectX? *shrugs*

Maybe the technical hurdles are different for porting something like L.A. Noire to the PC, compared to Red Dead Redemption. They aren't even using the same engine, to the best of my knowledge. Maybe those hurdles are high enough that it isn't worth the cost to port. But in my mind, Red Dead Redemption would have the potential for more sales than L.A. Noire, because the prospect of an open-world Wild West seems so much more marketable than a series of noir detective stories.

#31 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -

@Ubersmake said:

I wanted RDR on the PC. Instead the PC got L.A. Noire. I'm guessing that the L.A. Noire codebase was just that much easier to port to Windows and DirectX? *shrugs*

Maybe the technical hurdles are different for porting something like L.A. Noire to the PC, compared to Red Dead Redemption. They aren't even using the same engine, to the best of my knowledge. Maybe those hurdles are high enough that it isn't worth the cost to port. But in my mind, Red Dead Redemption would have the potential for more sales than L.A. Noire, because the prospect of an open-world Wild West seems so much more marketable than a series of noir detective stories.

The 360 uses DirectX. There are no technical hurdles.

#32 Posted by emem (1965 posts) -
@JoeyRavn said:

@emem said:

To all the negativity in this thread. :)

You call negativity what most would call realism. Focusing just on the success of the Dead Souls petition (which, again, was backed up by the developers to begin with) doesn't suddenly invalidate the countless other failed petitions. Face it: companies don't give a shit about online petitions, especially if they are about bringing a game to PC. Piracy is way too big a issue for them.

Well, all the "realists" said that about "Dark" Souls and I'm pretty sure most people thought it was a useless petition back then as well. However, as I already stated before, it's veeeeeeeeery unlikely and I'm not even being overly optimistic about it myself... it's just something that can't cause any harm, despite what some weird console fanboys think (I'm not saying that you are one of those guys, it just crossed my mind). But that's a whole different story, those people are as stupid as PC fanboys. 
 
Piracy is always an issue, but hmm maybe you should read this. Piracy does cost them money, but they would probably still make a profit (even Alan Wake did, as I said before). Why do you think pretty much all new games are multi platform (PC as well) games?  
 
And companies do give a shit about petitions, petitions work as long as enough people support them.
#33 Posted by Phatmac (5726 posts) -

This probably won't happen.

#34 Posted by zaglis (910 posts) -

I wish Rockstar would team up with Valve to do a sort of an official pre-order page on Steam. If enough pre-order - Rockstar does the port, if not, all the money goes back to your steamwallet.

#35 Posted by emem (1965 posts) -
@zaglis said:
I wish Rockstar would team up with Valve to do a sort of an official pre-order page on Steam. If enough pre-order - Rockstar does the port, if not, all the money goes back to your steamwallet.
So basically "Valve's Kickstarter 2.0"? ;)
#36 Posted by 1337W422102 (1011 posts) -

Won't happen but I signed it anyway.  And if the terrible GTA IV port is any indication, it probably wouldn't be a great port, either.  Not that that would stop me from playing it, mind you.

#37 Posted by Hitchenson (4682 posts) -

I'm almost certain this will never happen, but boy, I'd love to be proved wrong, so I signed.

#38 Posted by NoobSauceG7 (1246 posts) -

Rockstar won't do it, this is something I would rather not see and would rather have them focus on the future.

#39 Posted by TheKramer89 (423 posts) -

Guys, this one's definitely gonna work.

#40 Posted by Shivoa (625 posts) -

I certainly wouldn't mind RDR on PC (just could not get along with the controls on console and there were a few points where I wished for a quicksave and ended up deciding I'd rather play other games with my time) but it does seem like too much time has gone past and R* seemed uninterested by the prospect. That said, we've got new consoles coming so maybe a HD+ edition with some new content, better textures, and a PC version (like the Bully re-release) might be possible; but I'd bet that is based on desire for a console release and not on the viability of the PC (and the few million people who might buy it there).

#41 Posted by Landon (4143 posts) -

Problem PC gamerz?!?!?

#42 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -

1. Will never happen

2. If it did, it would suck

3. Rockstar has better things to do

4. Seriously, that will never happen. Rockstar doesn't do things just because we ask them to.

#43 Posted by konig_kei (617 posts) -

They specifically said they were never going to do a pc port.

#44 Posted by ansys (62 posts) -

Maybe if Max Payne 3 sells realy well on the PC... I would love it, and it would be amazing, because MP3 runs really well on my old ass PC.

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