Drakengard 3 can run with 60fps only on the PC thanks to the Playstation 3 emulator, RPCS3

The RPCS3 team has announced that its Playstation 3 emulator, RPCS3, can now run Drakengard 3 with 60fps. As such, PC gamers can enjoy the game with a higher framerate and better visuals. This is why emulators are so important and this is why we are supporting them.

RPCS3 can run Drakengard 3 with 60fps thanks to a performance patch from Whatcookie. Moreover, it’s also possible to play the game at 120fps. However, this high framerate will break the lock-on feature when flying the dragon minor. Not only that, but it’s really difficult to hit 120fps in the current version of RPCS3 (without more optimizations or faster hardware).

In case you weren’t aware of, Drakengard 3 is an action RPG that came exclusively on PlayStation 3. It is the third game in the Drakengard series and a prequel to the original game. Drakengard 3 features a mixture of ground-based hack-and-slash combat and aerial battles. Players can also control a dragon named Mikhail.

Of course this isn’t the only game that features an unlocked framerate on RPCS3. Back in August, the Playstation 3 emulator was able to run Metal Gear Solid 4 with 60fps. Furthermore, RPCS3 can also run Demon’s Souls with 60fps. Not only that, but there are already some mods that you can use for Demon’s Souls.

In order to run Drakengard 3 with 60fps, you’ll have to follow this guide.

  • Download the patch.yml found here. To save the patch press ctrl+s on your keyboard or go file then save page.
  • Place the patch file inside the root of your RPCS3 folder and ensure it’s named “patch.yml”
  • Open RPCS3 and create a custom config for Drakengard 3 by right-clicking it in the gamelist and hitting configure
  • Go to the advanced tab in the settings window and change “Vblank Frequency” to 120 for 60fps (recommended) and 240 if you want to try it with a 120 FPS cap.

Have fun!

RPCS3 - Drakengard 3 Now Playable at 60fps! (4K IR Gameplay)

John Papadopoulos

John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities.Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards." Contact: Email