PS3 RPCS3 PC Emulator Status Update; Massive Improvements for AAA Titles and Passes 1000 Playable Games

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PS3 RPCS3 PC Emulator

The team behind the PS3 RPCS3 pc emulator has posted an update on the progress that has been made with the project, and has announced that more than 1000 PS3 games are now in a playable state.

As covered last month, a new test build for the emulator brought massive performance improvements for various AAA titles, including Red Dead Redemption, God of War 3, and Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune.

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In a new post on the project’s blog, its creators have now highlighted some milestones that have been reached last month and upcoming improvements.

“The Playable category has finally crossed 1,000 titles milestone”, the team writes. “Considering that this time last year, the Playable category was only a little over 400, it truly demonstrates the amazing pace of development. For all other categories, we can see the metrics moving in the right direction with the elusive Nothing category dropping by 1, with only 5 games remaining in it.”


As said, last month’s new test build offered huge improvements for various AAA PS3 games, and the team has now provided further insight in how these improvements were made. “The biggest hindrance for poor RSX performance was synchronization between the Cell processor and RSX. And less notably, synchronization between RSX units. kd-11 began by testing a beloved classic; Uncharted 1, disabling all synchronization and forcing a resolution of 2560×1440. During these tests he noticed near double the performance, which clearly indicated a synchronization bottleneck.”

In case you’re interested to learn more about the emulator’s progress, we suggest reading the full article on the RPCS3 blog.

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