PlayStation 3 emulation is pretty much the holy grail of emulation at this point. Sony’s notoriously finicky console with its CELL processor has proven to be a tricky beast, but in a new video it looks as the RPCS3 team are narrowing in a solution.
They’ve managed to get After Burner Climax up and running on their emulator. Despite some significant visual glitches and poor performance during cut-scenes, it looks as if they’re not too far off with the software. They’re running in on an Intel Core i7-6700K with a GeForce GTX 970 and 16GB RAM so they’ve got some serious grunt behind it.
There’s clearly still a ways to go here but it’s some tantalising first steps. For a long while it was though it was going to be near impossible to replicate the PS3. What we’re really hoping for of course is to get to the bigger, more demanding exclusives like The Last of Us, Resistance, Demon’s Souls, Uncharted, Journey etc. The prospect of playing all these in enhanced resolutions with improved frame rates is tantalising to say the least.
What PlayStation 3 games would you like to see emulated by RPCS3? Do you think we're still a long ways off from 100% accurate PS3 emulation?