Red Dead Redemption may relatively soon be fully playable on PC, but it's going to take a bit more waiting. This will be made possible due to the talented team of software engineers working on RPCS3, the most prominent and reliable PlayStation 3 emulator available.
While there's no telling what sort of magic must be running in the backend of RPCS3 to have Red Dead Redemption running on PC, one has to be thankful for the technical marvel that this emulator is.
As it turns out, the recent build of RPCS3 is perfectly capable of running Red Dead Redemption on a powerful PC, even though the framerate is far from perfect yet. On a machine with i7 8700k at 5.0 Ghz, and 16 GB of DDR4 RAM, Red Dead Redemption hovers around 20 FPS at most.
Equally impressive is the fact that the majority of the game's graphical effects are displaying correctly, which is usually a major problem with emulating certain console releases. That said, bugs may well pop up as the game goes on, since thorough testing takes a lot of time.
While Red Dead Redemption is as close to being playable as we've ever seen it be on PC, other major releases such as Uncharted 3 and Killzone 3 are far from that level as it stands. The fact that they run alone is incredible, but making them playable is going to take a while yet.
Check out the video below for a demonstration of RPCS3's latest build and Red Dead Redemption in 4K.