If it is a fake, then it was made with considerable effort: a video apparently shows the PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2 , including the graphics menu and switching the resolution.
Since the announcement of Red Dead Redemption 2 PC players hope for a conversion for Windows, now provides a video on the net for discussion. In the only 25 seconds long strip, which was apparently filmed without a tripod from a monitor, short sequences with gameplay and menus are seen – in the latter, the selection is done using a mouse.
This is followed by a switch to the graphics options menu where options such as FXAA and V sync, as well as various settings for shadows, reflections, and particle effects can be configured. The anonymous user then changes the resolution, whereupon the typical jumping on the monitor can be seen.
The scenes look authentic – basically not despite, but just because they were filmed without interruption from the monitor and not directly tapped, which would ultimately be a bit easier to manipulate. The sequences have appeared on the channel of a not known person on YouTube, which has erased the film a little later itself. Meanwhile, the channel is deleted, but the video can be found on other channels.
Of course there are discussions in the net, whether it is actually the PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2 or a forgery. So far, no one has found any obvious and unambiguous mistakes. Debates are mainly about gameplay with mouse and keyboard and no mouse clicks. Overall, there is a belief that the material is genuine.
The development studio Rockstar Games has not yet commented on a conversion for Windows PC. Even with direct, personal demands, employees simply say nothing. However, after the sales success of the PC version of GTA 5, which has been high on the charts for months on Steam, it would be very surprising if the company waived a port and the millions of dollars.