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The Last of Us runs almost as good on the PS3 emulator as on Playstation 4

Earlier this month, we reported on the latest version of RPCS3 that brought major performance improvements in Naughty Dog’s PS3 games. And, from the looks of it, RPCS3 can almost run The Last of Us as good as the Playstation 4.

YouTube’s ‘illusion’ has shared the following comparison video between the RPCS3 and the PS4 Pro versions. Both of them were running the game with 60fps (which means that the PS4 version was using the 1080p/60fps preset). However, the RPCS3 version was not running in real-time. For the time being, PC gamers can get 30-50fps on high-end Intel CPUs (with some spikes to 60fps). So yeah, we are almost there.

Now as we’ve already reported, the latest version of RPCS3 disables some graphics effects. For instance, Depth of Field is completely disabled on RPCS3. There are also some stability issues, and the “listening” feature does not appear to be working properly.

I also noticed some issues with the distant shadows in RPCS3 (that are not present in the PS4 Pro version). My guess is that Naughty Dog has increased the shadow cascade in the Remastered version, which explains why the distant shadows are not that pixelated.

What’s also interesting to note is that the main character appears to be sharper in the RPCS3 version. So yeah, it’s pretty cool witnessing some visual improvements that the PS3 emulator brings to the table over the PS4 version.

You can download the latest version of RPCS3 from here.

Enjoy the following video comparison and stay tuned for more!

The Last of Us – PS3 Emulator vs PS4 Pro
The Last of Us - Visual Comparison PS4 Pro/RPCS3 1080p

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