Many gamers are wondering if Rockstar will be bringing Red Dead Redemption 2 to the PC. A new video posted onto YouTube (now removed but preserved and reuploaded) shows what may be a leak of a PC version of the open-world Western.
But is it real?
The 25-second video doesn’t show any actual gameplay, other than a second of walking. What it does show is the all-important graphics menu. More specifically, the kind of graphics menu that you’d see in a big PC game. We even get to see the unseen player change the game’s resolution.
It all looks pretty convincing, especially with the resolution change. However, the PC Gamer article showing the video has some observations that puts the video’s authenticity in question:
First of all, we don’t see anything beyond the menus, which would arguably be the easiest thing to fake, and we don’t really see enough of the graphics settings to compare it with Rockstar’s last PC port, GTA 5. One thing that’s notably missing is post-processing options. It looks like you can turn FXAA on, but there’s no sign of other anti-aliasing techniques, or things like ambient occlusion or anisotropic filtering.
If the leak video is a fake, it’s still a very well-made one.
Rockstar has yet to announce or allude to an official PC release of Red Dead Redemption 2.