The best emulator for Playstation 3, RPCS3, can run Read Dead Redemption for the first time

Red Dead Redemption is a game that was never ported to the PC. And while Rockstar does not plan to ever porting it, PC gamers may one day finally play it thanks to emulation. The team behind the best emulator for Playstation 3, RPCS3, has been working hard on it and as a result of its incredible work, Red Dead Redemption can, for the first time ever, go in-game.

As the team noted, the game can now continue to run without hanging and we can finally go ingame and control the (sometimes invisible) character thanks to the recent improvements to graphics emulation. The latest version of RPCS3 features an improved LLVM recompiler by Nekotekina and as such, Red Dead Redemption runs with 3-15fps. For comparison purposes, the previous version ran the main menu at 1fps.

As you will see, there are a lot of graphical artifacts and emulation is not perfect. The game is buggy and unplayable on RPCS3, however we have to congratulate the team for its stunning progress. And if things continue this way, Red Dead Redemption may be completely playable on RPCS3 sooner than expected!

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