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Red Dead Redemption is coming to PlayStation Now next week

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We remain hopeful that Red Dead Redemption 2 will eventually be released for the PC as well as consoles. That said, a PC version of the original RDR remains a distant and likely unattainable dream. Unless you're willing to pitch in with Sony's on demand service. Rockstar announced today that the PS3 version of Red Dead Redemption will debut on PlayStation Now on December 6, and that means it will be playable, after a fashion, on PC.   

PlayStation Now is the subscription-based streaming service that provides access to more than 450 PS3 games, without having to actually own those games. More importantly to us, since the service was rolled out on the PC this summer, it brings games that were previously PlayStation exclusives to our platform of choice.   

It's not a perfect solution: Not everyone has the bandwidth to make PlayStation Now work effectively, and Red Dead Redemption is, and will therefore look like, a six-year-old game. But beggars can't be choosers, and for now this is what we've got.   

We gave PlayStation Now a shot shortly after the PC service went live, and despite a few hitches it worked pretty well overall. Sony offers a seven-day trial of the service so you can see how it all works, after which it costs $20 a month, or $45 for three months. Full details are available at playstation.com.

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.