In April 2020, we informed you about a Playstation 4 emulator that could actually launch commercial games. And yesterday, Playstation scener Nagatoro shared its latest September 2021 build (with permission from spinedev).
spinedev has allowed me to share this.
another release of spine emulator, dated september 1st 2021https://t.co/FqxKwhwcgH
— Nagatoro (@notzecoxao) September 7, 2021
In case you aren’t aware of, Spine is a Playstation 4 emulator for Linux. This emulator can launch numerous commercial PS4 games, and according to its compatibility list, it can run approximately 35% of the 1000 tested games.
Spine is not the only PS4 emulator that is currently under development. The first Playstation 4 emulator we reported on was Orbital. From what we know, Orbital cannot run any commercial game. However, another PS4 emulator, GPCS4, can actually launch and run some games.
As always, you should temper your expectations. While these emulators can run some games, they will NOT allow you to play God of War or Uncharted 4 on PC. I mean, even the best PS3 emulator, RPCS3, cannot run its most demanding games on PC yet.
Still, I’m certain that some of you will be interested in testing this PS4 emulator.