Red Dead Redemption 2 dataminer finds Switch Pro Controller icon in the game’s files

Nani?

Now that Red Dead Redemption 2 is on PC, is that enough? Possibly not!

Rockstar dataminer Tez managed to locate a new wrinkle: a Nintendo Switch Pro Controller texture in Red Dead Redemption 2‘s texture file. It’s very, very faint and transparent, but it’s there. Now there’s a reasonable explanation for this. Steam often provides controller fundamentals for many devices, and a future patch could add native Switch Pro controller support. It’s the most likely reality.

The odds of a full-on Red Dead 2 port on Switch are probably pretty low at this point. Rockstar hasn’t really worked with the system outside of small-time projects like the L.A. Noire Switch version, but its parent company Take-Two has found greater success and could eventually put the squeeze on them. Who knows! With The Witcher III working its magic on Switch it could be possible with some massive visual and performance downgrades.

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