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Red Dead Redemption 2 will have something exclusive for PS4 players

Original game coming to PlayStation Now

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A man, his horse and a dead deer in Red Dead Redemption 2.
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Red Dead Redemption 2 is on the way to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but Sony is doing its best to make sure you play it on PS4.

Sony announced today that through a deal with publisher Rockstar Games, players of the PS4 version of Red Dead Redemption 2 will receive "first access to earn select online content" in the game.

That doesn’t sound like much of a benefit — Sony and Rockstar aren’t promising that PS4 players will get exclusive content, just that they’ll be able to access something ahead of Xbox One players. And it sounds like the content will be specific to Red Dead Redemption 2’s "new online multiplayer experience." Still, the language could be referring to a deal similar to Destiny, where players on PS4 can earn items like exotic weapons well before they’re available to obtain on Xbox One.

Sony also announced that the PlayStation 3 version of the original Red Dead Redemption will be released on PlayStation Now "soon." The full-game streaming service is available on Windows PC, which means that the PlayStation Now debut of Red Dead Redemption will mark the first time the game has ever been playable on PC. (Rockstar never ported Red Dead Redemption to PC, to the great dismay of the game’s fans.)

PlayStation Now is a subscription service that costs $19.99 per month or $44.99 for three months. However, people who own an Xbox One and Red Dead Redemption can play the game at no additional cost — it joined the console’s backward compatibility program in July.

For more on Red Dead Redemption, which is set for release in fall 2017 on PS4 and Xbox One, check out the debut trailer that Rockstar posted today.

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