YouTube’s ‘ZEROx’ has shared a video, showing 15 minutes of gameplay footage from the Playstation 3 version of Red Dead Redemption running on the RPCS3 emulator. The good news here is that it appears that the game is almost fully playable on RPCS3. The bad news is that it currently requires the best CPU in order to be played.
In order to capture and play the game, ZEROx used the latest high-end Intel core CPU, the i9 i990K. Moreover, the game still had some drops to 20fps in various scenes and there were still some graphical glitches. However, it appears that those with the extra CPU horsepower can actually play and finish the game right now.
Since Rockstar does not plan to release a remastered version of Red Dead Redemption on the PC, this Playstation 3 emulator is the best way via which PC gamers will be able to experience this open-world title (unless of course they buy a PS3 or use PS Now).
ZEROx has used a custom version of RPCS3 in order to play Red Dead Redemption and those interested can download it from here.
I’m pretty sure that the RPCS3 team will continue improving performance and reducing the graphical glitches in Red Dead Redemption throughout 2019, so hopefully by the time Red Dead Redemption 2 comes out on the PC, the first game will be fully playable on the emulator.