Alexandro Sanchez has shared a new video for the first Playstation 4 emulator that is currently under development, Orbital. While the emulator is nowhere close to playing or running any PS4 game, it now supports the official Sony DualShock 4 controller, and progresses further on the Safe Mode menus.
In case you weren’t aware of, Orbital is the first dedicated Playstaion 4 emulator for Windows and Linux. Advanced users can go ahead and download an old version of Orbital from here. Do note though that there aren’t any binaries, meaning that you must build each of the three components (BIOS, GRUB, QEMU) yourselves. Furthermore, configuring the emulator to do something will be hard, as you will need to dump and decrypt the entire PS4 filesystem and sflash, including the kernel.
Now I know that this video will not impress most of you, however, I find it a really interesting video. Keep in mind that we haven’t seen a perfect PS3 emulator yet, and someone is already making progress on a PS4 emulator. That’s huge.
Obviously, you should not expect to be playing any PS4 game, like God of War, Marvel’s Spiderman, Days Gone or Horizon: Zero Dawn, with this emulator anytime soon. In all honesty, it could take up to five years (or even more) until we see these games running on Orbital.
Still, I find it extremely cool witnessing the baby steps of this PS4 emulator so go ahead and take a look at it!
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