A recent Red Dead Redemption 2 leak may have provided gamers with their first look at the game running on PC.
The video lasts less than half a minute, and only shows some menu navigation, but it is clearly being navigated by a mouse. There are also visible PC settings in the menu, like FXAA and Vsync, and the resolution is even changed during the video. The original video was taken down, but it was saved and reposted by another source.
According to an analysis by PC Gamer, there are some reasons to be skeptical of this leak. Aside from the fact that it shows almost nothing of the actual game, there is a suspicious lack of other anti-aliasing techniques beyond FXAA, as well as any ambient occlusion or anisotropic filtering. While these could be farther down the menu screen, they normally sit together, like they did in Rockstar’s PC port of GTA V.
Even if not for these reasons, fans would still want to take the leak with a grain of salt, but that’s not to suggest a PC version of RDR2 is out of the question. Over the summer, the LinkedIn profile of one of its developers hinted at a PC release, and more recently, the game’s files in the mobile companion app also hid evidence of a port.
Source: PC Gamer