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Red Dead Redemption shines on PC after PS3 emulator rendering upgrade

Despite being a self-proclaimed work-in-progress project, the RPCS3 PS3 emulator has already brought esteemed console exclusives Demon's Souls and Persona 5 to PC. Its latest video reel highlights a number of other games it delivers to desktops, while also demonstrating the tweaks, nips and tucks it makes to them along the way. 

Said to apply to "over a hundred games", the emulator's creators have rewritten Texture Instructions which allows texture inputs to use the srgb colorspace. This in turn fixes Bloom and Shadows in all Unreal Engine 3 games, so reads the following video's description. Observe:

Besides Red Dead Redemption, other games featured there include Silent Hill: Downpour, Drakengard 3, Uncharted and Dante's Inferno. It's worth noting that some of that list can already be picked up via Sony's PS Now premium streaming service (which employs a seven-day free trial). 

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More information on the  RPCS3 PS3 emulator can be found via its website