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Working PS3 Emulator For PC Confirmed: 'RPCS3' WIP Capable Of Playing Commercial Games As Xbox 360 Emulator 'Xenia' Gets Worked On!

BY Staff Reporter | Mar 07, 2014 09:29 AM EST


It is finally here, PC gamers! A real working PS3 emulator for the PC has arrived and we've got some videos of the PS3 emulator RPCS3 playing the commercial game "Arkedo Series - 02 Swap"

One of the benefits of PC gaming is that if you have a good PC, you can play almost any console game ever made provided you have an emulator for it, because of this, PC gamers can play PS1, PS2, N64, Dreamcast console games and various handled games from the PSP, DS, GBA and more through emulation.

The PS3 emulator RPCS3 is the first and probably the only known PS3 emulator that had success running commercial PS3 games on the PC. Youtube videos began spreading that shows RPCS3 playing the "Arkedo Series - 02 Swap" game.

While the PS3 emulator, RPCS3 is still a work in progress, as shown in the videos where the games' framerate is slow, gamers can hope that the progress of the developers match that of the rapidly improving PSP emulator PPSSPP.

As of today there is now a working Xbox 360 emulator called "Xenia" which we have reported before, it is still being worked on but the developer is waiting for mantle to be available as he says it is probably the key for better Xbox 360 emulation. Click here to read our previous report.

According to the lead developer on the Xbox 360 Xenia project, he recently made some promising comments about emulating the seventh generation console from Microsoft on Reddit.

"Author here. Yeah, the readme is meant to scare off people. Even with it I still get people on IRC or email asking me if they can play game X or where they can get a copy. The note about no downloads is for all those who download 360 emulators from shady YouTube links and such - there's a surprising number of fakes packed with malware and viruses floating around.

"Status of the project is that it's coming along well, after a long period of inactivity. Many games get to title screens though don't draw much. I'm really hoping AMD gets its shit together and releases Mantle soon, as that will make emulating the GPU related things significantly easier."

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