This is according to a post shared on Reddit in which apparently the photo was sent in to be part of the station’s “Out & About” segment. The photo was then published during the segment which some gamers might recognize to be part of the game, although we can’t say we blame the TV station because like we said, given how good the graphics look, we were fooled ourselves.
Also, to be even more fair, Red Dead Redemption’s world has been created to represent a fictionalized version of North America, so while the locations might not be real, the way they are depicted does come across rather realistic, plus it is a rather generic shot of trees, rivers, and mountains, so it’s not exactly a dead giveaway unless you were really looking.
Either way, it is a hilarious prank and it’s not the first time that a TV station has aired footage from video games thinking that it might be real.
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