Did proof of a PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2 just leak?

Shawn Knight

TechSpot Staff
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Red Dead Redemption 2 has already taken home multiple awards in its less than two months on the market but it’s not yet eligible for nomination in one key category: best PC game of the year.

Members of the PC Master Race have been biding their time until Rockstar announces a version of its horse opera for the computer but to date, the publisher has remained mum. A recent “leaked” video published on YouTube, however, is giving PC enthusiasts newfound hope for an eventual launch.

In traditional “leaked” footage style, it’s quite blurry.

So, is it real? Well, maybe.

Arguments can be made for and against the authenticity of the video’s contents. At first glance, it passes the eye test. The mouse movements seem fluid enough. The fact that it was published then quickly pulled adds a bit of validity. The correct “Enter” and “ESC” key bindings are there for select and back functions, respectively.

If you look closely in the clip, you can see “Build 1116.8” in the bottom left corner of the screen in the settings menu. According to Rockstar, this is the Day-One Title Update that was issued for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. One would surmise that a PC version (and one that is still in development) might have a different build number, but maybe not?

Also suspicious is that we don’t hear any mouse clicks or keyboard key presses in the video. What’s more, one would expect there to be more graphics options than those shown although perhaps the user simply didn’t scroll down far enough?

What are your thoughts? Real or fake? Let us know in the comments section below.

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TS Booster
I want to know the micro transaction sales before the PC version gets out. that way we can continue to blame console for this behavior. mwuwhahaha


TS Evangelist
I saw rumors of RDR pc for the first title for years and it never came to be, in turn I never played it.... Do not expect part 2 on PC.