PlayStation 4 feature

Playstation 4 emulator RPCSX got even better, now supports audio and gamepad

The team behind the upcoming Playstation 4 emulator, RPCSX, has released a new version that adds support for audio and gamepads. And, below, you can find a video, showcasing Sonic Mania running in full speed on this promising PS4 emulator.

Now as I’ve said before, Sonic Mania is a 2D game that does not really stress a modern-day platform like Playstation 4. Nevertheless, it’s really cool witnessing a PS4 game running without any visual glitches and with proper audio.

Regarding game compatibility, nothing really changed. RPCSX remains the only PS4 emulator that can boot Bloodborne. However, it cannot run it so don’t expect to be playing it on PC. At least for now.

In theory, once RPCSX can emulate the main features of Playstation 4, the team should focus on making Bloodborne (or any other exclusive PS4 game) run on it. This is what the Yuzu and Ryujinx teams did with Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and it may be one of the reasons why Nintendo Switch emulators are currently as polished as they are.

In short, we don’t expect RPCSX to run Shadow of the Colossus, Bloodborne, The Last Guardian or Drive Club anytime soon. However, one day, we might be able to run Drive Club at 4K with 60fps. This will only be possible on PC as Sony has abandoned this gorgeous-looking racing game, which is locked at 1080p/30fps on PS4.

You can download the latest public version of RPCSX from here.

Enjoy the following video and stay tuned for more!

RPCSX Implements Audio & Gamepad, GUI in Development | (Tutorial + Testing)