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PS3 emulator, RPCS3, shows off progress in new footage

RPCS3 Team Release New Footage

The team behind the best emulator for Playstation 3, RPCS3, has released a brand new video showing some of the major improvements and changes that the team has put into the emulator over the last couple of months.

According to feedback from the team, they’ve been able to achieve substantial performance improvement in a variety of PS3 titles. Over the last few months, the team has made gains in making a fair portion of the PS3 library completely playable via the emulator. The developers currently estimate that around 35% of a selection of more than 3,000 games are currently playable with most features working relatively well.

As is always the case with emulation, there will be issues with graphical effects and crashes, and given the complex nature of emulating hardware on top of everything else, there’s going to be a need for serious graphical muscle to render PS3 games. So all things considered it’s rather impressive that the RPCS3 team has managed to get this much done so far.

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As of this newest video, the team has implemented fixes which improved performance in a handful of games. Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2, Ni No Kuni, Sly Cooper Thieves in Time and Uncharted all saw big gains in performance and stability thanks to optimizations made to the emulator’s Approximate Xfloat implementation. Other fixes like audio buffering tweaks helped improve the quality of sound emulation too.

Check the latest footage of the RPCS3 emulator in action down below. Learn more about progress on the project at the official site.

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