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.

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Princess_Pilfer565d ago

Everything comes to PC eventually. It's just a matter of time.

mixelon565d ago

You’re absolutely right. It’ll probably be 10 years before we can emulate a PS3 properly though. :(

cartoonx1565d ago

well keep hearing people say this and here i already finish tales of cold steel and ni nu kuni is playable, ever since they got the boast on donations the emulator has speed up quit a lot.
with this donation website those emulators are advaning way faster thn ever, cemu can already play many games with far superior graphics/frames.

Princess_Pilfer565d ago

Well we still don't have a proper Xbox emulator (though there are only like 3 exclusives anyone cares about on it so that's probably why) so yeah, it can take a while.

I don't think it will take 10 years unless this priject gets abandoned. The reason being, the PS3 has a lot of exclusives people care about.

kneon564d ago

If Sony decided to do it then it would happen in no time. Now that PS3 is out of production it wouldn't be a bad idea to launch an official emulator. They could make it require a PSN+ account so as to generate some extra revenue to cover the costs. It would then introduce some strictly PC players to the Playstation exclusives and get some of them to buy a PS4.

Death565d ago

It would be interesting to see what Sony could do with emulation on the Pro if they wanted to.

mixelon565d ago

I’d bet It’s not fast enough to emulate cell, which is a weird architecture and too different to x64 / x86 hardware for it to work without *massively* faster hardware. PS5 maybe..?

cartoonx1565d ago

dont think so, they have all the documents/code to make it happen, maybe its way lower priority for them, pretty sure if they want they can get it done, microsoft aint magician yet they did it and 360 architect was different too, also they already does the emulation of original xbox on both 360 and one which has a nvidia gpu.

luckytrouble565d ago

Uh, why is anyone agreeing with cartoonx1? Microsoft didn't use a vastly different architecture due to vastly different hardware last gen, and they still have to recode parts of literally every game that comes to what they call BC. It's BC that basically involves doing part of the remastering process.

Sony can't even do that much because PS3 games are too different. Although it's fun to live with hope, embracing ignorance to say PS3 BC is totally on the way someday if Sony tries just shows a distinct understanding of hardware differences that power can't easily make up at this time.

rainslacker564d ago

No need to bet. Sony explicitly said this was the case. Anyone who has a cursory knowledge of how computers work, and the processors involved and understand how emulation works to some degree would say the same thing. Almost everyone already knows this is the case and agrees on it.

Any somewhat valid criticism against Sony on this is more about why not do it with PS1 or PS2, which should be possible on the PS4.

This PS3 emulator requires a pretty beefy computer set up. One that is much more than what is in the PS4 or Pro. As it is, this emulator can be hit or miss with a lot of potential to crash.


Sure, Sony could make an emulator. Anyone with the proper processing command information could do so. Whether it actually runs well enough to be suitable for the consumer is a completely different matter.

The 360's architecture wasn't so different. While there is some efficiency lost from RISC to CISC, it's not impossible at all, and the GPU itself is much closer to 360 than the RSX(PS3 GPU) is to the PS4/P, because the RSX relied heavily on the CPU's SPE processors which aren't easy to emulate on the x86.

Grap565d ago (Edited 565d ago )

Not gonna happen. Pro too weak to even run PS2 emulator

fenome565d ago

Correct me if I'm wrong but I thought the PS2 classics were being emulated even on the vanilla PS4.

KwietStorm565d ago (Edited 565d ago )

People say some silly things on here regularly.

bluefox755565d ago (Edited 565d ago )

No it's not, lol. I ran PS2 emu just fine on my Q6600, and it's an 11 year old CPU. Modern consoles leave a lot to be desired with regard to their CPUs, but it's more than enough to run PS2 games. In fact, PS4 already does run PS2 games, you can buy them at the store.

agent13565d ago (Edited 565d ago )

This emulator has progressed very well but it still has a long way to make games like RDR and gow 3 playble on pc. PS3's hardware is so complicated that even developers had problems making games for it and emulating it is a very difficult task this emulator is impressive i hope in the near future more games will be playble.

Kallisti564d ago

You can play Red Dead Redemption on PC already with PS Now

letsa_go564d ago

In 720p with compression artifacts? No thanks!

TheDreamCorridor564d ago

Should be fully playable within the year.

Then in 2030 PCs can properly emulate RDR2.

Perjoss564d ago

If you think and emulated ps3 version of RDR will be fully playable (roughly 30fps with no major glitches) then you must be quite new to the emulation scene.

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