A PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2 is looking increasingly likely. A fresh listing for the game has appeared on the Australian Classification Board’s website bestowing the game an MA 15+ rating.
The news follows on from reports earlier this month that Rockstar put in a request for classification for an unknown game by the title of ‘Bonaire’ that many speculated was the PC version of its latest open-world gun-slinging saga, which the Australian Classification Board refused to classify.
It appears the Grand Theft Auto V developer pushed through yet another application last week, finally securing the seal of approval from the Australian Classification Board yesterday.
Many of the listing’s details match those of the classification for the multi-platform console version of Red Dead Redemption 2 that was granted an identical MA 15+ rating back in Sept. 2018 before the game released a month later and the same consumer advice of ‘strong themes, violence, and online interactivity.’
Interestingly, Rockstar isn’t behind the latest application; instead, the honor falls to the International Age Rating Coalition.
It’s not uncommon to see multiple listings for the same game as publishers push through separate versions. This was very much the case for the next-gen and PC versions of Grand Theft Auto V, which gives credence to Rockstar gearing up for a PC release of Red Dead Redemption 2.
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The timing is also crucial. Rockstar unveiled a game launcher last week to add to the glut of existing ones, and Red Dead Redemption 2 would be the perfect title to test drive a large scale exclusive release on the platform.
As we saw with Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar isn’t exactly in the habit of pushing through ported versions of its games with any semblance of haste, so although the news is promising, we might have to wait a bit longer to get a firm announcement from the publisher.