PS3 Emulator RPCS3 delivers dramatically improved save states with 50+% size improvement
RPCS3 now offers gamers improved save states with greatly reduced storage requirements
Last year, the RPCS3 team announced that save states were now supported on their PS3 emulator. This feature allows RPCS3 users to save games in their current state and resume gameplay at a later time. This feature works similarly to the Xbox Series X/S’ “Quick Resume” feature.
For the uninitiated, RPCS3 is an open-source emulation for Sony’s PS3 console. The tool allows gamers to play PlayStation 3 games on their PCs. On PC, many games can be played at higher resolutions and framerates than their original PS3 version. This makes RPCS3 the definitive way to play many PlayStation 3 games in 2023.
With update v0.0.29-15753, RPCS3 now supports Save State Compression. This feature can typically lower the size of save states by over 50%. For some games, this can result in gigabytes of saved storage.
Savestate compression was implemented starting on RPCS3 v0.0.29-15753
This allows for storage gains that are usually above 50% in savestate sizes, which can range from a few hundred MBs to few GBs
— RPCS3 (@rpcs3) December 21, 2023
The RPCS3 PS3 emulator is rapidly improving
Last year, the RPCS3 team revealed that their emulator can now run all PS3 games. In August 2023, the team also revealed 25% performance gains for their emulator in God of War 3. Not only is RPCS3 accurately emulating more PlayStation 3 games, but the hardware requirements of that emulation is dropping.
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