The team behind the best Playstation 3 emulator for the PC, RPCS3, has released a new video showcasing the major improvements that have been implemented for God of War 3 in the latest version of the emulator.
just get the remaster and support the game, it runs great on PS4
This is so it's not lost in time.
@PSVRking honestly it is a good way of preserving games. Go redownload all your Wii EShop games and you'll quickly notice the only way to still play them is on an emulator on PC. The same thing'll happen to all digital storefronts one day. Not any time soon but one day you wont be able to redownload. In general though i use emulation because games look and play so much better. PS3 emulation isnt there yet, but even still this dude is playing God of War 3 in 4k at a fluctuating 30fps. Soon enough 4k 60fps PS3 games'll be a thing and ill never use the PS3 again Emulation upgrading games also goes along with preserving games. I have Super Mario Galaxy on the Wii but never got around to playing it. I recently just played it on an emulator in 4k because - why the heck would i want to play a 480p game in 2019, no matter how good it is, when i can make it look, play and run SO much better? Arguably the way it was meant to look
@axe nothing arguably. The game was meant to look exactly as it looks on said console. It's nice some people make these things , although it also opens the door for piracy even more. I wonder about the system spec requirements, since emulating always requires the power of said console times a lot.
@psvrking. Either way I've played it on PS3 and PS4. I've supported it twice. I'll pick it up on emulation when my PS3 and ps4 die or I lose them one day and have an Itch to play the game again. I know I supported it so I'm fine doing so.
@Michiel1989 I've got an i7, GTX1070, 16GB, and Samsung SSD. Nothing crazy but it can run anything up to Wii in 4k and anything later than Wii in 1080p. Def can't run GoW3 in 4k like this dude
Always support emulation. In the future it will be the only way to still play many of these games. So thank you to all the emulator creators and all the work they do to get these games to work right, so in 30 to 50 years future generations can still play them.
Agreed. Those who say otherwise aren't approaching this matter objectively. It'd be a wise investment to those who disagree to watch this for further insight from within the industry itself https://www.youtube.com/wat...
Always support “pirating” Fixed that for you. Regardless of the spin, the reason everyone is going to all this drm, online always, subscription service is due to pc pirating.
I've played the PS4 version and it actually has some visual bugs that are never getting patched, including a really obvious one at the beginning of the game in Gaia's heart.
I thought that was a rare thing. I was so confused what was happening so early on in the game haha. Just beat it last month on PS4 after playing the new one. Was just as good the first time. That said. The game and PS3 have stopped selling.
I have to agree, but mainly because PS3 emulation just hasn't been perfected yet.
ya, just buy the port even though you already bought the game, get out of here!
what about Killzone 2 , 3 ?
Awful games. Resistance was better. Actually had bosses not just the same human model for every enemy :) Also fun guns :)
Lol Killzone 2 was the shit, 3 not so much. Resistance FOM was great everything else after was rubbish.
i thought resistance 2 was better than 1. SP was close but MP was so much better. KZ2 was better than 3 but MP goes to KZ mercenaries. Still play it till this day.
Nah, resistance 2 was pretty much a blatant copy of the halo/ COD games, with big emphisis on large multiplayer battles, which is why it failed. Also killing the lead character was just pretty bold and awful at the same time As for killzone, I agree, killzone 2 was awesome, killzone 3 though? I’m still wondering wtf happened with that game, it was terrible as well
almost? every game is a PC game, every game is playable on the PC LMAO.
At some point it will be that way. one way or another. you have both cloud services and emulation running your favorite games on PC.
No excuse for a lack of PS3 backwards compatability on PS5. Do it Sony. The PS5 should have the raw power to do it.
I doubt it tbh. A ~$1200 PC today can barely play a small library of PS3 games as each title needs to be compatibility checked for proper emulation. Let alone playable at reasonable framerates. You won't get that with a ~$399-$499 console. I understand the next gen is still a year or more away, but these consoles have been in development for awhile now with "today's" technology not tomorrow's, and judging on that it seems unlikely.
I'm curious to know what kind of PC you need to run a huge AAA title with huge production values like God of War III in 4K. More specifically, I'm curious to know how much it would cost me. I still own my CE copy of GOWIII of course, but my PS3 is slowly dying (and my DS3 is as good as dead already), and in times like these where the system's production has stopped, emulation is wonderful to give all those great PS3 games a second life.
RPCS3 is still in development, and just cracking the surface for AAA games, but depending on your hardware you can run something like Red Dead Redemption at 4k with a i9-9900K right now, although not cheap. Overall I wouldn't bother right now, luckily the emulation development is supported pretty well financially through donations so it shouldn't take as long as it has in the past to optimize the hardware costs required.
You’re gonna need something that can enulate the cell/RSX really well, aka you neeed a beefy pc, very beefy, I’d say wait till they get to the point where the emulator is good to go
I remember how impressive this game looked when I first played it. The final fight with zeus displayed so much detail.
Kratos was so badass back then. A lone killer.
I understand the frustration some people have with this, i really do. Even if the motivations behind this is "preservation wise", a fair share of people will use it for getting the games for free (piracy). But judging from the reactions i got from most people who support this when i mentioned some sort of check-in system, as in, enabling games to be played to those that actually bought the games, those very same motivation fall into question... Thankfully, (from both legal and technical standpoint) this likely wont happen for Playstation 4 games, given that those very same games will be available for next generation via B/C and PSNOW, so the whole "preservation" wont be necessary.
No one is spending the time to download an ISO of GoW3 just to play for "free". Not to mention the cost of the PC hardware required makes it a MORE expensive venture than just buying a PS4 and the remaster. The point of emulation and preservation is there may be a time when there are NO PlayStations or so few that they're museum exhibits. We will always be able to build a "PC" and so always have a way to run that software, you can't guarantee that a PS3 will still work in 50 years. If the medium of games actually matters to you, preservation of these titles as closely to their originals is important.
Or pick up a used ps3 and the game and you're good to go
"No one is spending the time to download an ISO of GoW3 just to play for "free"." Was talking about emulation in general. Sooner or later you wont be needing a powerful PC to run these games.Take PS1 and PS2 emulators for example. "The point of emulation and preservation is there may be a time when there are NO PlayStations or so few that they're museum exhibits." So lets completely disregard the point in which you can download and play games from PSNOW, lets completely disregard how Sony is likely pushing for B/C with PS5 and possible future iterations. "We will always be able to build a "PC"" Lets use your somewhat moot logic on this one, there may be a time (lets say a hundred years from today) that PC-s that we know today may not even exist or there are so few they are in museum exhibits. There are absolutely no signs of Playstation brand going away in a decade or later, so you point on that is falling flat. " If the medium of games actually matters to you" It does,which is why i support the publishers and especially the developers...and most importantly the preservation of those very same developers. If that mattered to you, you would all be pushing for a proper validation system...on which, again, your (as in people supporting emulation) motivations fall into question.
"Thankfully, (from both legal and technical standpoint) this likely wont happen for Playstation 4 games, given that those very same games will be available for next generation via B/C and PSNOW, so the whole "preservation" wont be necessary." You have no way of guaranteeing that. History within this industry has already proven leaving preservation to publishers is not wise, especially when preservation for them is determined around financial incentive. As it is with films, some have been lost to time. Emulation is the only absolute to preserving software.
A lot of the history of film is lost to time, look at something recent like FF7 Square doesn't have the source code anymore. Leaving preservation to publishers isn't viable.
You trying to push the notion that I want emulation to be able to play games for free is pretty rich. Your assertion that there will always be a PSNow or a PlayStation with backward compatibility is so short sighted it's amazing. You can't guarantee that, no one can. How strong a brand is today doesn't mean anything, there may be no need for PlayStations or Xbox in 20 years. Your whole argument here is such a fallacy, did you actually think you had a point? You say there will be a time when the PS3 emulator will run as well and as easily as a PS1 emulator. Okay, how badly are emulators hurting the sales of the Crash or Spyro remasters? The existence of an emulator doesn't suddenly mean no one is willing to pay for that product. You do realize the PS Classic uses an open source emulator right? This is the kind of work that paves the way for a PlayStation 3 Classic, or emulation through software like the PS1 on the Vita or PS3. Your posturing over "supporting" developers is pretty meaningless, in the long run these kinds of things do serve the developers.
"You trying to push the notion that I want emulation to be able to play games for free is pretty rich. " It may not be true for some, but there are a number of people that are using them for such. "Your assertion that there will always be a PSNow or a PlayStation with backward compatibility is so short sighted it's amazing.You can't guarantee that, no one can." Nor can you guarantee it in your point of view, history is history...future is future. "Okay, how badly are emulators hurting the sales of the Crash or Spyro remasters? The existence of an emulator doesn't suddenly mean no one is willing to pay for that product." They would definately be bigger, not by a large margin since those games are not as popular as they use to be back in PS1 era. The existence of emulators may not, the problem is and always will be with illegal ROMs. And you do realize PS Classic is SONY owned and sold, and thus much more legal and still supports the publisher and devs. "Your posturing over "supporting" developers is pretty meaningless" to people like you, im sure it is... "in the long run these kinds of things do serve the developers." why am i not surprised by that statement.
Sony needs to hire the people building this emulator, and then bring all of their PS3 games to PC. I would be surprised if Sony doesn't expand services to PC by the halfway point of next generation. Microsoft already has everything in-place, ready to go, although they are still working on improving the Microsoft store on PC. Google, Amazon, Epic and others will be getting into the game services space on PC and smart phones, and this will happen quickly. Of course you already have Steam, EA Origin, Ubisoft's UPlay and Activision's Battle.Net, which could all become bigger competitors in this space. If Sony waits too long, they will put their business in serious jeopardy. If Sony stays strictly on the console hardware route, then by the end of next gen, their gaming division could shrink significantly, since they are so dependent on hardware sales. When developers start seeing a shift, where gamers are playing on any device they have, 3rd parties will stop putting their games on traditional console hardware. Just look at what is happening to Steam right now, and what started happening around 4 or 5 years ago when EA stopped releasing new games on Steam. Activision has now followed suit with Black Ops 4 only being released on Battle.net, and of course Destiny 2 and Overwatch are also only available on Battle.net. Ubisoft is also now only going to release The Division 2 on Uplay and the Epic store. Developers do not want to pay a 30% cut from their profits to platform holders, and as soon as it is viable, they will stop releasing their games on traditional console hardware, that is unless Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo change their fee structure with developers. This is why Microsoft is buying up studios right now. It's not only going to help Game Pass, but it will pad their service when developers start to leave. By developers, I mean the big developers, like Ubisoft, Activision, EA and Take Two.
PC elitists love calling us peasants and roast us but they just cant help but beg for and want our games! its soo sad! loool
it's so cheap to buy a og ps4 right now. you don't have to wait, you can play it now
I am seriously considering going to get into pc gaming whenever they perfect this PS3 emulator. There are so many games I own on the ps3. I know for a fact once they shut down servers on it, they will not refund me or allow me access to those games I bought digitally on the PS Store.
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