The World's First PlayStation 3 Emulator
RPCS3 is an experimental open-source Sony PlayStation 3 emulator and debugger written in C++, developed with the open-source LLVM Compiler Infrastructure project for Windows and Linux. Starting development in May of 2011, RPCS3 is capable of running over 1,300 commercial titles on top of its low-level Vulkan, OpenGL and DirectX 12 renderers.
PLAY ORIGINAL TITLES AT 4K AND BEYOND
RPCS3 not only allows you to play your favorite PlayStation 3 titles on a PC, but it also allows you to play them in 1080p, 4K and beyond. Never before you could re-imagine your favorite PlayStation 3 titles at higher resolutions, enhanced aliasing, better performance, and in some cases, higher framerates that greatly exceed original hardware.
HOW CAN I CONTRIBUTE?
Our core developers and contributors are always working hard to ensure this project can be the best that it can be. The funding received from our patrons will allow our core developers to spend full-time working on the project, obtain hardware for development and testing and allow this website to exist, along with its compatibility database.
When developing a complex project, new contributors are always welcome. You can start contributing by forking the project for personal use and then proceed on to reading the wiki, notes, coding style and developer information sections. It's up to you to find something you want to add, improve or implement within the project.
We all want to be able to play our favorite games far into the future. Whether it's for preservation, or for the sake of nostalgia, emulation accuracy ensures that titles will run the same as they do on original hardware. To ensure this, we need to do a lot of testing and a lot of reporting. This is where you come in.
SHOWCASING TRUE PROGRESS
Fraudulent console emulators have clouded the public eye in the impossibility of PlayStation 3 emulation and the ability to emulate the console without a high-end computer. RPCS3 stands true as development progresses, system requirements become lower and more games become a playable reality.
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THANK YOU, EVERYONE!
With your continued support, our core developers can continue working full time, perfecting our emulator. As a reminder, the funding received from our patrons is used to purchase additional hardware for development / testing and allows this website to stay afloat in this sea of cats and memes we call the internet. Nekotekina and kd-11 thank you.
THIS IS FOR THE PLAYERS, NOT THE PIRATES
RPCS3 is not designed to enable illegal activity. When dumping video game software, users are subject to country-specific software distribution laws. Please take the time to review copyright and video game software dumping laws and/or policies for your country before proceeding. Remember, the best way to play PlayStation 3 games is to play them on original hardware, for now.
Ready to give RPCS3 a shot? Great! before you get started, we highly recommend that you read over our quickstart guide. Please take in account that the requirements for running RPCS3 are still not fully known and are subject to change during its current development stage. We aim to optimize our software as much as possible.
Are you a little hesitant? Have some questions about RPCS3? Look no further, our frequently asked questions page is designed to answer any RPCS3 related questions you may have. The FAQs page covers everything from a little of the project's history, to our licensing plan, to what controllers and input devices are currently compatible with the emulator.
This project is never-ending. RPCS3's development will inevitably go on forever. In the meantime, we've set out a month-to-month roadmap that showcases the goals we wish to reach for that specific month. Keep in mind, anyone and everyone is open to developing an implementation for any listed roadmap feature. See our GitHub wiki.