PS3 Emulator Running at 60 FPS

Being able to emulate classic PS2 games is a fantastic benefit of having a gaming computer. Fans of the Final Fantasy or the Kingdom Hearts series...
  1. Feyfolken
    Being able to emulate classic PS2 games is a fantastic benefit of having a gaming computer. Fans of the Final Fantasy or the Kingdom Hearts series can go back and relive their childhood without scouring the internet to find an intact game disc or console. Those that grew up with the likes of Sly Cooper or the Jak and Daxter series are finally able to travel back to those days when, as a kid, they just couldn't beat the game or they could not manage to get 100% completion. The success of emulators such as PCSX and PCSX2 grew from die-hard PS2 players who just wanted to journey back and play all those classics, as that feeling of nostalgia really does bring back the child in all of us.

    Though the team behind PCSX2 received many kind words for their contributions, some have criticized them in recent years over whether or not we would see an emulator for the PS3. With no reliable emulator in sight and the PlayStation 3 nearly celebrating 9 years since its release, some have lost hope that they would ever get a PS3 emulator.

    That is until YouTube user Zangetsu posted progress yesterday on the open-source emulator called RPCS3, which shows Metal Slug 3 running at a consistent 60 FPS with the audio synced to the video as well.

    Metal Slug 3 may not be the most visually intensive game to run at 60 FPS, but this is nothing to scoff at. The work being done with RPCS3 is a steady path towards a fully functioning PS3 emulator which will offer a chance for those that never owned a PS3 to be able to play all of the amazing but exclusive titles that it has to offer.

    Zangetsu has posted several progress videos on the emulator and at the rate it's currently going, we could see PS3 emulation becoming commonplace in the gaming world.

    Zangetsu on YouTube | RPCS3

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  1. gAm1nG FanAt1c
    Hope one gets made for the xbox
    1. Feyfolken
      The other comments would suggest that Xenia is already well on its way to being the optimal X360 emulator. I haven't checked it out personally but if you're interested in it, that would be the place to start.
    2. gAm1nG FanAt1c
      Thanks man I ment to say cant wait for the ps3 emulator to be available on the xbox
  2. Razzile
    Meanwhile xenia has been running a lot of xbox 360 games at 60fps for a good 6 months now. And it doesn't even use vulkan/dx12 yet :rolleyes:
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  3. The Creator
    This is amazing and really great work. Still has a lot to fix and update, but coming this far now it's great!
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  4. CAPiiX
    I didnt know they were taking this project seriously. I'm impressed with what they have accomplished already.
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  5. xXBeefyDjXx
    The main issues with this don;t seem to be CPU issues. they all seem to be the damn RSX emulation Which keeps throwing errors because the team (and all their hard work is going somewhere) is still working on building an emu side for that. It is slowly coming to life, most games will try to load until it comes to loading visuals. so thats a major milestone
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  6. Stonerzard
    This is such a long way to go, a couple of months ago it couldn't even run a full game. It's been a long time in the works, I didn't even realise there was an update. I guess I'll have to keep an eye out for a new release in the upcoming years. I think the 360 emu can still only run Frogger.
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    1. Razzile
      xenia the xbox 360 emu has way more progress than rpcs3 now. It can even run some call of duty games (albeit with glitches). compatibility list here
    2. Stonerzard
      There's about 33 that's fully playable now I just checked, I just remember when it was Frogger, Sonic and something else, that wasn't even too long ago now. They've been making progress fast, I didn't think either one would be close for a long while.
    3. Razzile
      I know right, i've been following xenia for quite a while and i'm amazed at the progress it's made. same with rpcs3
  7. JoinTheResistance
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  8. AWTalklol
    Nice :smile:
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  9. Hovi
    Looks like it has a long way to go before its practical but its something at least.
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    1. Feyfolken
      Yeah, it kinda came out of nowhere as well. I figured it would raise hopes for us emulator fans. It looks like there's more progress being made on it everyday so hopefully we can look forward to seeing it sometime next year.
    2. Stonerzard
      Are you talking about RPCS3 or this release? Because RPCS3 has been out for a year now, it's been long and slow but the updates have been good in the first year - albeit this update wasn't announced beforehand as far as I'm aware.
    3. Feyfolken
      I meant this release, sorry for being unclear. RCPS3, from what I could tell, has made relatively slow progress compared to what we've seen from these videos. Honestly, I'm just glad that we're seeing some legitimate results. Every other post I've seen in the past about a PS3 emulator was debunked or unreliable so this is definitely a breath of fresh air for me.