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Red Dead Redemption 2’s companion app files include references to a PC version

Red Dead Redemption 2 has just been released on consoles and alongside with it came a companion app. And from the looks of it, the game’s companion app features references to a PC version, hinting that it will come to the PC in the future.

Now this should not surprise us as Rockstar did the exact same thing with Grand Theft Auto 5. As we’ve already reported, we are pretty sure that Red Dead Redemption 2 will eventually come to the PC and that it’s a matter of “when” and not a matter of “if.”

As RockstarIntel reported, here are the the most important command lines featured in the companion app that also hint at a PC version.

PARAM_FrameLimit – A framelimiter.
PARAM_DX11Use8BitTargets – Probably due to Xbox One.
PARAM_HDStreamingInFlight – Present in GTA V (PC)
CommandIsPcVersion(void)    000000000166A12C

Furthermore, the following parameters hint at the companion app also coming to the PC.

SIGNIN_ANDROID_APP_URL    0000000002A866D0   
SIGNIN_IOS_APP_URL    0000000002A9C890  
SIGNIN_PC_APP_URL    0000000002A51F58

We also discovered NVIDIA’s anti-aliasing technique buried inside the companion app. TXAA is an anti-aliasing technique exclusive to the PC. Do note that there is a separate parameter for the consoles’ TAA so yeah, this is a clear reference to the PC AA option. Grand Theft Auto 5 used NVIDIA’s TXAA so it appears that the PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2 will also be using it (either that or it’s a leftover).

PARAM_txaa    0000000002FB96D0

Now there is a possibility that all these PC references are just leftovers due to Rockstar’s laziness (you know, simply copy-pasting most of the parameters that were present in GTA 5’s companion app). As such, we’re marking this as a rumour and nothing more. Still, where there is smoke there is always fire.