Red Dead Redemption 2 was initially released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in October 2018 before landing on PC a couple of months back. The critically acclaimed sequel to the original was neither rumor nor expected to release for Nintendo Switch. Just accounting for the scale of the game ascertains that trying to run Red Dead Redemption 2 on the hybrid console would be a nightmare. That being said, Rockstar Games is still supporting Nintendo Switch in other ways.
Last week, a data miner uncovered files in Red Dead Redemption 2 that references the Nintendo Switch Pro controller. These files are currently unused and lay dormant deep inside of the game’s code. Hence, their discovery (inclusion) comes as a surprise.
Nintendo Switch Controller found in #RDR2 textures. pic.twitter.com/VAkWtJaeRr
— Tez2 (@TezFunz2) December 24, 2019
Red Dead Redemption 2 releasing for Nintendo Switch would be a dream come true for many. However, the aforementioned discovery made by the data miner likely has nothing to do with a port. In all likelihood, Rockstar Games is preparing to add support for the Nintendo Switch Pro controller to the PC version of the sequel in the near future.
Take note that even Steam was updated in the past to recognize the Nintendo controllers in Big Picture Mode. Hence, Rockstar Games is just making sure that PC players have an option to play Red Dead Redemption 2 with the Nintendo Switch Pro controllers if they want.
Last month, Rockstar Games announced a care package as a sort of compensation for Red Dead Online players who were affected at launch. Take note that the freebies are for only the PC version and not limited to just those who pre-ordered. Anyone who picks ups Red Dead Redemption 2 now will receive the complimentary package for use in Red Dead Online as well.
Beware that Rockstar Games recently took a ban hammer to all who have been modding Red Dead Online. Having learned from Grand Theft Auto Online, the developer made it pretty clear from the first day that players interested in modding the game must adhere to a code of conduct. Basically, don’t use any mods when going online. The first wave of bans have already been handed out. Those who modded Red Dead Online on PC since launch have been temporarily banned for a month. In addition, any characters, progress, and inventory will be reset immediately.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is now available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
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