Still no Red Dead for PC?

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#1 Posted by Jedted (2892 posts) -

I'm sure this topic has been talked to death but i'm surprised that Rockstar still hasn't released a PC port for this game considering the huge success it had on consoles. I'd totally buy RDR again if it had full mod support on the PC.

Don't give me that "PC game piracy" excuse, piracy will always exist but it should stop developers putting out games that have potential to make money.

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#2 Posted by Azteck (7416 posts) -

I don't think they ever had solid plans for a PC port. I wouldn't keep your hopes up of getting one

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#3 Posted by NicksCorner (502 posts) -

Aww, Ive heard so many great things about this title, would totally buy if available.

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#4 Posted by david3cm (678 posts) -

A few months back now I remember that there was some news Rockstar had planned to release pertaining to Red Dead, I was so hoping they were announcing a PC version.

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#5 Posted by Wong_Fei_Hung (735 posts) -

Not now. Would have been great if it happened though, could have looked even more amazing. I almost feel like playing the game again...

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#6 Posted by AlisterCat (7455 posts) -

Never will be. It's been to long for them to bother.

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#7 Posted by GS_Dan (1435 posts) -

Didn't a poster have the PC DVD logo on it at one point? I got all excited over nothing.

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#8 Posted by Zaccheus (1995 posts) -

Probably never going to happen.

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#9 Posted by Wong_Fei_Hung (735 posts) -

It's worth noting what happened to GTA IV on PC.

Probably a good thing it's not coming to PC. Wouldn't mind a Wii U version though.

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#10 Posted by hojufixter (139 posts) -

I have played a heap of this on xbox, but would still love for it to come to PC. Mostly just to see what fantastic mods could be made.

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#11 Posted by AndrewB (7814 posts) -

Yeah, I figured it would be a "never" thing, but LA Noire got a fairly timely PC release (which irked me considering I always prefer games on the PC, especially 'round the end of a dead console cycle). Red Dead Redemption is a game I might like to play sometime, though I already know the end and everything so maybe my enjoyment will be too diminished.

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#12 Posted by Jrinswand (1745 posts) -

Are there really people holding out hope? That game came out years ago at this point. If it were every going to come over to PCs (and I don't know why it hasn't), that time would have been long ago.

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#13 Posted by AhmadMetallic (19301 posts) -
@Wong_Fei_Hung said:

Not now. Would have been great if it happened though, could have looked even more amazing. I almost feel like playing the game again...

Almost? I'm dying to play it again but the PS3 is just too damn weak and slow compared to this beast I got on my desk. I returned to RDR a while back, played for about 3-4 hours, then got fed up of the shitty visuals, the slowwwwwwwwwwww loading times, and the fucking gamepad. 
Don't think I'll pick it up again, either they port it to PC so I can enjoy it like I should have when it came out, or it's gonna rot in my PS3. Fuck that auto lock aiming shit, god damn.
@Jrinswand said:

Are there really people holding out hope? That game came out years ago at this point. If it were every going to come over to PCs (and I don't know why it hasn't), that time would have been long ago.

Um, a very good reason for them to port it to PC now as opposed to two years ago (two years, not 'years ago' bro ^^) is their finally proper game engine that ran Max Payne 3 on the PC like you were dining in heaven.
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#14 Edited by emem (2059 posts) -
@Wong_Fei_Hung said:

It's worth noting what happened to GTA IV on PC.

Probably a good thing it's not coming to PC. Wouldn't mind a Wii U version though.

Well, it was broken when it was released, but now it's the best version out there by a mile. 
 
PC versions usually end up better and fans would mod Red Dead to perfection... just take a look at the PC version of Dark Souls now, it looks amazing, runs at 60 FPS... it's fantastic despite the terrible port FROM released. 
 
Edit: Oh I almost forgot... I don't think there will be a PC version either, but I'd love to see one.
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#15 Posted by Daiphyer (1484 posts) -
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#16 Posted by Wong_Fei_Hung (735 posts) -

@AhmadMetallic:

Is playing the 360 version via Windows 8 an option, when is that happening?. I recall hearing something about disk based 360 games being made compatible...

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#17 Posted by Barrock (3930 posts) -

Maybe if we get a sequel.

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#18 Posted by alternate (2819 posts) -

Cost of doing a decent job at porting versus likely sales = unlikely.

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#19 Posted by mak_wikus (721 posts) -

They said it won't happen, but didn't they say the same about Bully once?

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#20 Posted by Zippedbinders (1182 posts) -

@AhmadMetallic said:

@Wong_Fei_Hung said:

Not now. Would have been great if it happened though, could have looked even more amazing. I almost feel like playing the game again...

Almost? I'm dying to play it again but the PS3 is just too damn weak and slow compared to this beast I got on my desk. I returned to RDR a while back, played for about 3-4 hours, then got fed up of the shitty visuals, the slowwwwwwwwwwww loading times, and the fucking gamepad.
Don't think I'll pick it up again, either they port it to PC so I can enjoy it like I should have when it came out, or it's gonna rot in my PS3. Fuck that auto lock aiming shit, god damn.

I understand its besides the point of your other issues, but you could turn that off. Its a toggle in the menu and, boom, free-aim.

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#21 Posted by AhmadMetallic (19301 posts) -
@Wong_Fei_Hung said:

@AhmadMetallic:

Is playing the 360 version via Windows 8 an option, when is that happening?. I recall hearing something about disk based 360 games being made compatible...

How would that be different from connecting a mouse and keyboard to your console? Are we talking about the PC running the X360 disc? Which would of course make ports go extinct if you can run the X360 game using your powerful PC. 
@Zippedbinders said:

@AhmadMetallic said:

@Wong_Fei_Hung said:

Not now. Would have been great if it happened though, could have looked even more amazing. I almost feel like playing the game again...

Almost? I'm dying to play it again but the PS3 is just too damn weak and slow compared to this beast I got on my desk. I returned to RDR a while back, played for about 3-4 hours, then got fed up of the shitty visuals, the slowwwwwwwwwwww loading times, and the fucking gamepad.
Don't think I'll pick it up again, either they port it to PC so I can enjoy it like I should have when it came out, or it's gonna rot in my PS3. Fuck that auto lock aiming shit, god damn.

I understand its besides the point of your other issues, but you could turn that off. Its a toggle in the menu and, boom, free-aim.

And then I'd be free aiming with two thumb sticks.. No thanks :P
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#22 Posted by Wong_Fei_Hung (735 posts) -

@AhmadMetallic:

Yes, the PC running 360 games. It wouldn't be an issue once Microsoft release their next console.

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#23 Posted by butano (1997 posts) -

I dunno about that 360 games on Windows 8 claim. It's a little more complicated than that, with different architectures and graphics and whatnot. Just because you have Windows 8 doesn't mean you'll be able to run the game. The 360 has only gone through, what, like 4 different internal builds? None of which have had a real graphics boost, and I'm pretty sure the tablets and laptops coming with onboard graphics still don't match the 360 capabilities.

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#24 Posted by BeachThunder (14610 posts) -

I'm sure if enough people rally together (a la Dark Souls petition), the PC version might become "viable".

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#25 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6805 posts) -

Unfortunately I really doubt it will ever happen at this point. Too bad, because I really, really would loved to have played that on PC. (Played it on both 360 and PS3.)

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#26 Posted by AhmadMetallic (19301 posts) -
@BeachThunder said:

I'm sure if enough people rally together (a la Dark Souls petition), the PC version might become "viable".

Kind of a mindfuck that a niche, notorious japanese RPG that barely sold copies got a petition and a consequent PC port while Rockstar's second biggest game ever didn't.
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#27 Edited by ArtisanBreads (8214 posts) -

I don't think it's ever going to happen and that's a shame because this game is already gorgeous on Xbox and PS3 and it'd be insane on PC hardware with some graphical mods added in.

My favorite game of the generation. If you PC gamers have a way to play it it's worth going the extra distance.

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#28 Posted by Justin258 (14431 posts) -

@AhmadMetallic said:

@BeachThunder said:

I'm sure if enough people rally together (a la Dark Souls petition), the PC version might become "viable".

Kind of a mindfuck that a niche, notorious japanese RPG that barely sold copies got a petition and a consequent PC port while Rockstar's second biggest game ever didn't.

I thought Dark Souls sold admirably for the type of game that it is?

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#29 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6116 posts) -

@AlisterCat said:

Never will be. It's been to long for them to bother.

Yeah, well fine then Imma keep my money and buy Torchlight 2. Dicks.

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#30 Posted by AhmadMetallic (19301 posts) -
@believer258 said:

@AhmadMetallic said:

@BeachThunder said:

I'm sure if enough people rally together (a la Dark Souls petition), the PC version might become "viable".

Kind of a mindfuck that a niche, notorious japanese RPG that barely sold copies got a petition and a consequent PC port while Rockstar's second biggest game ever didn't.

I thought Dark Souls sold admirably for the type of game that it is?

Hmm, so it seems! Good on them. Still my point stands with RDR's 10+ mil.
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#31 Posted by joshth (668 posts) -

@AhmadMetallic said:

@believer258 said:

@AhmadMetallic said:

@BeachThunder said:

I'm sure if enough people rally together (a la Dark Souls petition), the PC version might become "viable".

Kind of a mindfuck that a niche, notorious japanese RPG that barely sold copies got a petition and a consequent PC port while Rockstar's second biggest game ever didn't.

I thought Dark Souls sold admirably for the type of game that it is?

Hmm, so it seems! Good on them. Still my point stands with RDR's 10+ mil.

I may be wrong on this one, but I'm almost sure that there was some massive fan petition going around, but Rockstar just ignored it.

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#32 Posted by JerichoBlyth (1039 posts) -

LA Noire was a good port for PC, so god knows why they wouldn't want to make a quick buck out of Red Dead....oh wait, everybody bought LA Noire in the bloody steam sale didn't they?

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#33 Posted by hmmisee (185 posts) -

God damn, if only man, if only.

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#34 Posted by gbrading (2887 posts) -

Never say never, but I think it's highly unlikely at this stage. LA Noire was great and a good PC version, but it's now been 2 years since RDR. Although Alan Wake was for PC released 2 years after it's console release, that was Remedy Entertainment doing it off their own backs. I don't see Rockstar San Diego doing anything like that.

It's really sad. I don't own a console and I've love to play that game.

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#35 Posted by cannonballBAM (712 posts) -

@Wong_Fei_Hung said:

It's worth noting what happened to GTA IV on PC.

Probably a good thing it's not coming to PC. Wouldn't mind a Wii U version though.

GFWL ruined my experience. Not just the whole XBLA login situation but the save files being corrupt if you uninstall GFWL.

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#36 Posted by JZ (2343 posts) -

Just play ac3

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#37 Posted by Sooty (8193 posts) -

@Butano said:

laptops coming with onboard graphics still don't match the 360 capabilities.

They do. Intel's HD4000 (integrated & inside most mid range laptops) is a better performer than the Xbox 360 is. How far we've come.

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#38 Posted by psylah (2295 posts) -

They should port good games to the PC.

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#39 Posted by butano (1997 posts) -

@Sooty: Well I'll be damned....that is pretty impressive. I stand corrected then.

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#40 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4569 posts) -

Nope! Console exclusive.

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#41 Posted by Dan_CiTi (4599 posts) -
@AhmadMetallic said:
@Wong_Fei_Hung said:

Not now. Would have been great if it happened though, could have looked even more amazing. I almost feel like playing the game again...

Almost? I'm dying to play it again but the PS3 is just too damn weak and slow compared to this beast I got on my desk. I returned to RDR a while back, played for about 3-4 hours, then got fed up of the shitty visuals, the slowwwwwwwwwwww loading times, and the fucking gamepad. 
Don't think I'll pick it up again, either they port it to PC so I can enjoy it like I should have when it came out, or it's gonna rot in my PS3. Fuck that auto lock aiming shit, god damn.
@Jrinswand said:

Are there really people holding out hope? That game came out years ago at this point. If it were every going to come over to PCs (and I don't know why it hasn't), that time would have been long ago.

Um, a very good reason for them to port it to PC now as opposed to two years ago (two years, not 'years ago' bro ^^) is their finally proper game engine that ran Max Payne 3 on the PC like you were dining in heaven.
There are load times in Red Dead? and last time I checked (on the 360) the game is gorgeous, not Witcher 2 on PC w/ max settings good, but still stunning, mainly because of the style the game has. 

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