Console exclusives are the main selling point for console manufacturers, however, this means that PC players have to buy the console to play these console exclusives. However, with emulators, PC gamers are able to play games on PC at higher resolutions and now RPCS3 Emulator has added support for more PlayStation 3 exclusives like Armored Core V.
YouTube user JohnGodGames Emus recently shared a few videos showcasing PlayStation 3 exclusives including Armored Core V, Clash of the Titans and Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2, running on PC at 4K resolution, which is a huge increase in resolution as PS3 is a 720p console.
However, the emulation isn’t perfect as there are a few graphical glitches in games but the games are running at playable framerates, which is a huge feat considering the games are being emulated at 4K resolution.
Check out the videos below showcasing the game running on RPCS3 Emulator.
The Armored Core V is being emulated using Intel Core i7 8700K @ 5.0 GHz, G.SKILL 32GB DDR4 3600MHz CL16, GeForce GTX 1080 G1 Gaming 8GB, Windows 10 64bit.
However, Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2 is being emulated using Intel Core i5-7600k, EVGA GTX 1080 FTW2 and 16 GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200.
This is quite low compared to the usual systems used for emulation as emulation is a resource heavy process and requires high-end CPU and GPU and in some cases, these high-end systems aren’t able to emulate at playable frame rates.
However, these are not the only console exclusives that have made their way on PC with the help of an emulator as Halo 3 is playable on PC using Xenia, an Xbox 360 emulator.
But, you can only boot Halo 3 on PC using the emulator as there are a lot of glitches and performance is also very poor.
However, this does indicate that devs working on the emulator are going in the right direction and these glitches and frame rate issues will be fixed with future updates.
Speaking of the RPCS3 Emulator, one user was able to Ni no Kuni on PS4 using RPCS3.
The user was running Linux on the PlayStation 4 which he then used to run RPCS3 to emulate Ni No Kuni. However, the use of RPCS3 was necessary as the game is a PS3 exclusive and RPCS3 being a PS3 emulator, is required for the game to boot and Linux is required to boot the RPCS3.
What do you think of Armored Core V, Haze, Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2 running on PC at 4K using the PS3 emulator? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.