RPCS3, the PlayStation 3 Emulator, can now run all releases PS3 games

RPCS3, the PlayStation 3 Emulator, can now run all releases PS3 games

The RPCS3 PlayStation 3 emulator has passed another major milestone

In October 2021, the RPCS3 PlayStation 3 emulator reached a major milestone by becoming able to load all known PlayStation 3 games. Now, RPCS3 has taken things one step further by becoming able to get an image output from all PlayStation 3 games. Now, no PS3 games boot to a black screen in RPCS3, and 67.98% of all PlayStation 3 games are now playable using the emulator.

Moving forward, the RPCS3 team will be working to increase the performance and accuracy of their emulator, and in the long term the team even hopes to allow the emulator to boot from original PS3 game disks and allow the emulator to run without PS3 firmware.

Today, 3.42% of PS3 games are at the “Intro” support stage, which means that these games boot and display and image when loaded within RPCS3. These games cannot get past their menus and these games cannot reach gameplay, so moving forward the RPCS3 team will be working to make these games reach the “ingame” stage of emulator support, there gameplay is supported. This work should make RPCS3 more accurate and should help more games reach playable status, which is great news for all RPCS3 fans.

PS3 emulation will only get better from here

In time, the RPCS3 emulator will only become more compatible with PlayStation 3 games. The emulator’s list of playable games will grow, and the emulator’s performance is also likely to improve as the PlayStation 3 is more accurately and efficiently replicated through RPCS3.

Many PS3 classics are already playable on RPCS3 with higher framerates and higher resolutions than on PlayStation 3 hardware, making PC the best place to replay many of the system’s classics.

Sony’s PlayStation 3 console is arguably the company’s most complex console. The system’s Cell architecture is difficult to understand and even harder to replicate on PCs through emulation. The team behind RPCS3 has done a great job getting this far with their emulator.

We look forward to seeing RPCS3’s development reach even greater heights.

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