The RPCS3 team has announced that Heavenly Sword is now playable on the PC in 4K and 60fps via the latest version of its Playstation 3 emulator. While the PS3 version was locked at 30fps, PC gamers can unlock the framerate and enjoy the game at 60fps.
In order to run Heavenly Sword at 60fps, you’ll have to create a custom config in RPCS3. You can do so by right-clicking the game and clicking “create custom configuration”. Afterwards, you’ll have to go to the Advanced Settings tab and change vblank to 120hz.
“Once saved, remember that once you have a custom configuration for a game it won’t use the global settings anymore. Thus, you will need to right-click the game and open the configuration settings from there.”
It’s also worth noting that kd-11 was able to fix a number of graphical glitches and issues. For instance, he fixed a frequent “Out of video memory” crash which affected Heavenly Sword and Resistance: Fall of Man. Furthermore, he fixed Heavenly Sword’s broken shadows by allowing depth bounds test to access the Z buffer even when depth test is disabled.
It’s pretty amazing witnessing the progress that the RPCS3 team is making with this Playstation 3 emulator. In July, the team announced that RPCS3 supported online play via PSN emulation.
You can download the latest version of RPCS3 from its official website.