Rockstar Games is a development studio with a lot of freedom for how it develops and markets its games. The most recent example of this strategy is with its highly anticipated western follow up, Red Dead Redemption 2, which retrieved a pretty short teaser trailer towards the end of the year. As fans continue to scrap and search for any sort of information, it seems someone jumped to conclusions when posting what was believed to be a leaked screenshot thought to belong to the game.
The screenshot in question, which depicted a character in a cowboy hat leaning against a railing overlooking a western style town, isn't a fake nor is it from Red Dead Redemption 2 like many fans were hoping. The image actually originated from an upcoming MMORPG called Wild West Online built from the ground up for PC players. As of now, it's unclear if the mistaken image was simply an accidental coincidence, or perhaps some sneaky marketing for a game that is set to hit Kickstarter at the end of the month.
Considering that the original Red Dead Redemption never arrived for PC players like Grand Theft Auto V eventually did, Wild West Online is looking to be that great alternative option. The developers at 612 Games even openly admit that the original Red Dead Redemption is a driving inspiration as members at the studio ultimately got tired of waiting for the game to arrive on the PC. The team is hoping to tap into that largely ignored audience to help build the foundation for its upcoming title.
With E3 2017 a month away, many folks are hoping for a large Red Dead Redemption 2 reveal at the show. While in recent years, Rockstar Games typically ignores the show altogether, the anticipated title has been linked to a few rumors circulating around Microsoft's upcoming Xbox One hardware variation known as Project Scorpio. With the company set for a big hardware reveal along with many upcoming games like Forza Motorsport 7 and Middle-earth: Shadow of War, Red Dead Redemption 2 has also been lumped in to what is being known as the True 4K Project Scorpio line-up. Either way, fans won't have to wait long to find out if this rumor is true or not.
Are you disappointed the image isn't tied to Rockstar Games? Are you now curious about this PC exclusive title? Let us know what you're thinking below in the comments.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is currently in production for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
Source: PC Gamer