Red Dead Redemption comes to PC next week via subscription service PlayStation Now

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Update November 30, 2016: PC players are finally getting to play Rockstar's open-world cowboy epic, Red Dead Redemption, if they're willing to pay a subscription fee, as it arrives on PlayStation Now next week.

Since Rockstar clearly aren't ever bringing Red Dead Redemption to PC via a proper port, playing it on PS Now might be your only option. Rockstar announced today that the game would join the 450+ games on the PS Now library on December 6.

Head over to the PlayStation Now site to learn more.

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Update October 20, 2016: Ever since its release, PC players have been begging for Rockstar to release Red Dead Redemption on PC, but unfortunately it never happened. While this isn't a proper PC release - you have to stream the game via PlayStation Now - it looks like it's the closest we're going to get. 

The news was announced on the PlayStation Blog, where Sony announced a deal where PlayStation gets access to exclusive Red Dead Redemption 2 content.

Whether the sandbox sequel - unveiled today in a trailer - is coming to PC or not is anyone's guess. It hasn't been announced for us yet, but strong GTA V sales on Steam must surely mean something to Rockstar. 

Here's everything we know about Red Dead Redemption 2 so far.

Update August 30, 2016: Streaming subscription service PlayStation Now is now available in North America.

If you live in North America, PlayStation Now is finally live on PC, and there's a seven day trial up for grabs if you want to try it out. 

If you like the trial, it's $19.99 a month or $99.99 for a year's subscription.

Update August 24, 2016: PlayStation Now arrives on PC today, letting you stream from a library of 400 PlayStation games on your tower.

For £12.99 a month, you can get access to hundreds of classic PS3 games, with no need to download anything. It's available now for PC and Mac in the UK, the Netherlands and Belgium.

On September 15, Sony will also release an official wireless dongle that allows users to hook up a DualShock 4 without the need to use third-party software.

If that all sounds good, here are the system requirements: Windows 8.1 or above, a 3.5GHz Intel Core i3 or 3.8GHz AMD A10 or better, 2GB or RAM and a 5Mbps internet connection.

Update August 23, 2016: Sony has further updated the PlayStation Blog confirming subscription streaming service PlayStation Now for PC.

The app for Windows will launch in Europe soon and will come to North America "shortly thereafter", with Sony stating it will bring the likes of Uncharted, God of War, Ratchet & Clank, as well as PS3 hits like The Last of Us and Journey, to Windows for the first time.

"Current subscribers have a new way to access PS Now’s library of over 400 games, and the PC app provides a new way for even more gamers to discover and play the service," details the blog post.

Along with PlayStation Now for PC, Sony has also lifted the lid on the DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adaptor, which will roll out in early September for $24.99. The adaptor will let you connect a DualShock 4 to PC and Mac wirelessly.

"The adaptor is a great match for playing PS Now on a computer, but you can also use it for PS4 Remote Play on PC and Mac," continues the post, noting that "owning the USB Wireless Adaptor isn’t required, as you can connect a DualShock 4 using a USB cable." How nice!

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10 Months ago

not gonna happen. Never owned a console nor I'm going to start

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10 Months ago

I assume you didn't read any of the post.. PS Now is a service you can use on the PC, so if you were to buy a ps controller you could stream the game from there subscription service to your pc (i.e. you do not need to buy a console).

It's not truly arriving on PC, still only playable on PS controller at graphics settings of the original PS3 game, but it is the only way PC gamers can play the game now without buying a whole console.

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10 Months ago

never owned a console nor I'm going to start doesn't mean they are selling consoles. I meant I am never going to buy anything of theirs. Not after the way they have treated us over the years thinking pc would be dead buy now. is them they should be worried of the future. NOT gonna happen

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M3GAD3TH Avatar
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10 Months ago

well said. to hell with consoles

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Chris Evans Avatar
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1 Year ago

Good to see PlayStation 3 titles potentially appearing this way. What would be better? PlayStation 4 titles, of course.

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Belimawr Avatar
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1 Year ago

since it is only running basically on OnLive it probably lacks the power to run the PS4 games.

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Belimawr Avatar
1225
1 Year ago

it's far from a cheap service, but it is a step in the right direction for Sony's claim they were looking to turn Playstation into a service rather than a console.

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Mister_Marston Avatar
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1 Year ago

Aaand still no Red Dead Redemption nor the colorful islands of Battlefield 1943.

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nu1mlock Avatar
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1 Year ago

Wait, as subscription service without the need of an actual Playstation? Sure, I'll give Infamous, Gran Turismo and a couple of others a go.

Is a Dual Shock controller required? I've got a 360 and a One controller, but would prefer mouse and keyboard for games like Infamous.

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Belimawr Avatar
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1 Year ago

it's only select PS3 games, nothing recent.

as for the controller support I would assume it is the same as whatever they have done with remote play on PC since both will have to be built to translate the dualshock pads.

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Belimawr Avatar
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1 Year ago

on the update the DS4 only uses bluetooth to connect and already works through third party drivers, so to force an adaptor just seems odd, as it isn't on a proprietary system like the Xbox pads.

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McKack Avatar
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10 Months ago

*Play Red Dead Redemption via a PlayStation 3 server somewhere else, streamed to your PC as video and sound, with heavy input lag, unfit for quick reaction type games unless you're literally in the room next to the servers on a direct connection.

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