Halo 3 PC artwork

Here is Halo 3 running in the latest version of the Xbox 360 emulator, Xenia, under DirectX 12

YouTube’s ‘John GodGames Emus’ has shared a new video, showing Halo 3 running on the latest version of the Xbox 360 emulator, Xenia. As we can see, the team behind this emulator has made some progress and addressed some graphical glitches.

While there have been some improvements, Halo 3 is not yet playable on Xenia. As we can see, and while an Intel Core i7 8700K @ 5.0 Ghz with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 can run the game at 30fps, there are still some graphical issues and some annoying stutters.

Our guess is that Halo 3 will be playable on Xenia in early 2019, though there is a chance for PC gamers to actually be able to play from start to finish this Xbox 360 exclusive Halo game by the end of 2018. Do note that we are merely speculating here but since the Xenia team has been doing some incredible progress these past few months, we can be a little optimistic… right?

Those interested can download the emulator from here, and you can find at GitHub its latest versions or from here (download the release builds).

We’ve also included below a video showing Forza Motorsport 4 going for the first time in-game on Xenia (though it has MAJOR graphical issues at this point).

Xenia Xbox 360 Emulator - Halo 3 Ingame / Gameplay! (DX12 WIP)

Xenia Xbox 360 Emulator - Forza Motorsport 4 Ingame / Gameplay! (DX12 WIP)

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