Six months back, a rumor of “#Red Dead Redemption 2” coming to the PC hyped up many desktop gamers. The reason behind this is that, during the game’s announcement back in October, only two platforms were officially recognized by Rockstar Games. These two platforms, as expected is the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One.

Take-Two Interactive quarterly earnings call

Fast forward to today, Take-Two Interactive, the parent company of “Red Dead Redemption 2’s” developer Rockstar games, has just made their quarterly earnings call. And needless to say, there have been several questions directed towards Take-Two Interactive that is related to “RDR2.”

One of these questions looks to address Take-Two Interactive’s current stand in releasing their games on the PC platform, specifically, “Red Dead Redemption 2.” Take-Two Interactive president Karl Slatoff and CEO Strauss Zelnick did manage to give a response to the issue, however, many may find the answer uninspiring.

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Slatoff, although didn’t directly referenced “Red Dead Redemption 2” in his answer, it seems enough to give some optimism to PC gamers who are big fans of the western action-adventure game. He shared that “the PC market is vibrant for us. It’s a great market for us. It’s a big market.” and “So, for us, the PC market as a company is very important and very exciting and something we focus on.”

An untapped potential

With those statements, Take-Two Interactive is showing great signs of huge interest on what the PC market could bring to the table. With their big bosses recognizing how big of an untapped market PC gamers could potentially be.

As always, with big game franchises like “Red Dead Redemption 2,” it is expected that developers would prioritize releasing them first on PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One platforms.

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However, that does not necessarily mean that the game would not find its way to PC. With the most recent example to this is Rockstar Games’ own, “#Grand Theft Auto V.”

Grand Theft Auto V” has been such an absolute gem for Rockstar Games, especially in the financial side of things. Despite being released for almost four years now, dating back September 2013, the action-adventure video game is still making waves in sales.

Aging like fine wine

During the last three months of 2016, “Grand Theft Auto V” has sold a whopping five million copies. In fact, 2016 was even a better year, as compared to 2015 in terms of sales for “GTA V,” talk about aging like fine wine.

One of the possible reasons why “Grand Theft Auto V” was able to make such profit is the strategy of slowly adapting the game on different consoles throughout the years. From initially launching for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and finally to PC.

This track record seems to be a very attractive business model for Take-Two Interactive to apply in “RDR2” and for sure, it would not be a surprise if it ever happens. Stay tuned to Blasting News for your daily dose of tech and gaming news!

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