It’s been quite and interesting week in the world of emulation. In just a few days, three new emulators have been launched/updated. But it’s great news because two (Yes, two :)) of those emulators have been for the PS3. And from different people. It’s true that they’re still in beta phase, but it’s a good start.
Now, don’t get me wrong, they’re good but they can’t run commercial games.
One of the developers behind one of these projects said that he expects his emulator to be able to run commercial games in two-three years time. This guy’s emulator can already run some homebrews so you can still check it out. It’s called Short Waves and it is in version 0.0.2. I’ll leave you with a vid:
The other PS3 emulator is called PS3F and it’s in version 0.0.0 and it’s from the same person who developed the Sega Saturn emulator for PC. This one apparently can’t even play homebrews but we hope he manages to update his program to be able to do that.
And finally, the XBOX 360 emulator, name Xenia and developed by benvadik which recently updated the source code on GitHub but as he says, it’s an experimental program and he’s not even thinking in the possibility of running commercial games. Binaries are not available, but the brave among you can check the source on github.
And this is it, I recommend you to read my other article about Android emulators for PC and please comment your thoughts on the state of emulation with PS3/XBOX 360.