​Is This Leaked 'Red Dead Redemption 2' PC Footage For Real?

Rockstar Games announced Red Dead Redemption 2, the sequel all virtual Wild West lovers had been waiting for, towards the end of 2016.

And, as is the case with most Rockstar releases, fans who prefer keyboard and mouse to a controller knew what was coming: there'd be no PC release.

Not at launch, anyway. Grand Theft Auto V received a PC port a year after its hugely successful console release, and the same is expected for Arthur Morgan and his not-so-merry men, the Van der Linde gang.

As yet, Rockstar is yet to formally announce Red Dead 2 for PC. Officially, anyway, as a R* employee added the blockbuster to his LinkedIn profile, and mistakenly noted a PC version, before swiftly deleting it. We also saw a PC release listing emerge on a European retailer.

A PC version of the game has to be coming, at some point - this beautiful game was made to run on high-end PCs. And, judging by this new, apparently leaked footage, development for the highly anticipated port is already in full swing. That's assuming you believe that it's true.

Although no gameplay is shown, a video was uploaded to YouTube showcasing Red Dead 2's PC menu. It was then deleted, but someone captured and re-uploaded it for your viewing pleasure. If you can't see the clip below, click here.

The anonymous recorder shows off a number of PC settings, including sharpness, brightness, colourblind mode, kill shots, and graphics options.

They also changed resolution, and it seems there's a number of other options PC players could alter, like screen type, refresh rate, FXAA, VSync, and quality settings.

But, as PCGamer noted, menus like this are probably the easiest thing to fake. This either means: Rockstar are yet to port gameplay for PC; the guy somehow forgot to show it off; or that this is, most likely, not all that it seems to be.

Also, there's no insight as to other PC settings, notably ones that appear in GTA V, such as anti-aliasing techniques, or ambient occlusion and anisotropic filtering. In short, take this "leak" with a pinch of salt. And then a fistful, too. But definitely don't write off a PC release.

'Red Dead Redemption 2' would be stunning on PC. Credit: Rockstar Games
'Red Dead Redemption 2' would be stunning on PC. Credit: Rockstar Games

What do you think about this footage? Do you think it's real? Would you like to see the game on PC, or should it stay on consoles? Let us know.

Featured Image Credit: Rockstar Games

Matthew McGladdery

Matthew McGladdery graduated with a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Salford University, where he worked at Revolution 96.2, Global Radio, and Fleetwood F.C. When he left university, he took on the role of co-editor for the Salfordian and worked as freelancer for the likes of BBC Sport. He continues to work in sport but loves talking all things Xbox, PS4, and PC just as much.

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