RPCS3’s latest emulator update delivers 60 FPS playability in Resistance 1 and 2

RPCS3's latest emulator update delivers 60 FPS playability in Resistance 1 and 2

RPCS3’s latest emulator update delivers 60 FPS playability in Resistance 1 and 2

PlayStation 3 emulation has improved a lot in recent years, so much so that the RPCS3 emulator’s website lists the emulator with over 60% game compatibility with PlayStation 3 games. These are “Games that can be completed with playable performance and no game-breaking glitches”. 

With the latest updates to RPCS3, multiple longstanding issues with the emulator have been addressed, bringing drastic improvements to many titles from Insomniac Games’ Ratchet and Clank and Resistance franchises. Now, all Ratchet and Clank and Resistance games have fewer visual glitches/missing effects and boosted performance, though the Ratchet and Clank series remains unplayable at this time. 

For Resistance: Fall of Man and Resistance 2, each game’s playability has been improved significantly. Both games can now be played at high resolutions with 60 FPS patches on PC with minor performance drops, which should come as great news for fans of the franchise. This playability can be seen in the video below. 

With Sony refusing to invest in PS3 emulation on their latest consoles, it is now the work of the RPCS3 project to preserve the PlayStation 3’s game library. All PlayStation 3 consoles will fall into disrepair in the long term, and without emulation tools, the console’s library may be lost forever. RPCS3 will help preserve the PlayStation 3’s legacy, and additions like 60 FPS patches and high-resolution support will make many of the system’s classics look and play better than ever. 


   Recently kd-11 fixed long-standing isses with particles not rendering in the Resistance and Ratchet & Clank series, as well as greatly improving stability in edge cases where vram was being used excessively.

Thanks to these changes the Ratchet & Clank games are now much closer to being playable, with only slight performance issues holding them back in most titles. Resistance games have also seen improvements to the point that 1 and 2 are playable with 60fps patches.

RPCS3's latest emulator update delivers 60 FPS playability in Resistance 1 and 2  

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RPCS3's latest emulator update delivers 60 FPS playability in Resistance 1 and 2