PlayStation 4 feature

Orbital is the first Playstation 4 emulator currently under development, sees small progress

Back in March, we informed you about the first Playstation 4 emulator that is currently under development. And a few days ago, its creator Alexandro Sanchez shared a new video showing its current state.

According to Alexandro, all drivers initialize correctly now and VFS is successfully loaded. First userland application, /mini-syscore.elf, is decrypted and launched successfully and shortly after /SceSysAvControl.elf is lauched which successfully handles system events. Simultaneously, mini-syscore detects an issue with the HDD, which is to be expected during first-time boots, and launches /safemode.elf. The system enters Safe Mode successfully, but gets frozen while rendering the safe mode menu.

What ultimately this means is that this emulator is in a very early stage and is not intended for consumers/players. And as you may have guessed, the emulator is nowhere close to emulating any PS4 game so don’t expect to be playing God of War or Spiderman any time soon.

Still, it’s pretty cool witnessing the baby steps of this first Playstation 4 emulator. Also, and since I know that some have been tricked by fake PS4 emulators claiming to be running God of War flawlessly, know that there isn’t any such emulator. I mean, we can hardly play PS3 and X360 right now so a fully working PS4 emulator is the biggest lie someone would come up with.

Enjoy and stay tuned for more!

Orbital #1: User Interface