For a long time, PC gamers relied on the Playstation 3 emulator, RPCS3, in order to play (or should I say test) Red Dead Redemption. However, things have changed as the Xbox 360 emulator, Xenia, is also able to boot and run Rockstar’s old-gen game.
John GodGames Emus has shared a video, showing the game running with 30fps on an Intel Core i7 8700K @ 5.0 Ghz with 32GB of DDR4 3600MHz RAM, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 G1 Gaming 8GB GPU and Windows 10 64bit.
From the looks of it, Xenia can actually run the game better than RPCS3. However, the Xbox 360 emulator currently suffers from a lot of graphical glitches. The foliage culling for example is totally messed up, however it’s really cool witnessing the emulator running the game.
My guess is that by the end of 2019, PC gamers will be able to play Red Dead Redemption on both the Xenia and the RPCS3 emulators. Of course this is mere speculation but from what we’ve seen so far, this could be possible.
Enjoy the video and stay tuned for more!
John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved – and still does – the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the “The Evolution of PC graphics cards.”