We've covered the progress of PS3 emulator RPCS3 a bunch of times on PCG, from running a long-lost Yakuza spin-off (opens in new tab) to the likes of Red Dead Redemption (opens in new tab). Now, the team has updated the world on its progress during July (opens in new tab) (as spotted on r/pcgaming (opens in new tab)). A bunch of PS3 oldies now work via RPCS3, including 2012's SSX, Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time, Resistance 3, Sonic Unleashed (oh no) and MotorStorm: Apocalypse.
There are caveats for some of the games, of course—Resistance 3 crashes beyond its initial tutorial, for example, and SSX reportedly has performance issues and some broken graphics. Nonetheless, I like seeing the project come along, and being reminded of the many unloved PS3 games currently collecting life-threatening amounts of dust on my shelf. I enjoyed Resistance 3, back in the day. I recall it being pretty Half-Life 2ish and inventive, and I liked how brazenly the lead character resembled Don Draper from Mad Men. Here's how it currently runs on PC, via reznoire:
It's worth checking out RPCS3's other updates in the full report (opens in new tab), like an updated GUI and refreshed user manager tool.
You can also play a bunch of PS3 exclusives on Sony's PS Now service (opens in new tab). As always, it's worth a read of Wes's piece on the ethics of emulation (opens in new tab), which answers a lot of questions I've always had about it.