RPCSX PS4 emulator for PC Windows (Download) Play Station 4

RPCSX emulator for PC


RPCSX is an virtualization-based PS4 emulator and debugger project written in C++ for PC compatible with Windows OS.

This software can run most PS4 (and later PS5) commercial games smoothly on high level desktop devices.

It’s a private project being worked on by GamingDucking developer, uploaded on GitHub.

RPCSX emulator project should in particular not be confused with PCSX4.

RPCS4 emulator for PC


RPCSX emulator uses OpenGL, Vulkan and DirectX 12 as its back-end API renderers and runs most of the PS4 exclusives on high-end machines with some glitches as it is still in beta.

First correct image rendered, although this is a 2D image demo, it’s actually rendered in a 3D pipeline.

There is still some hard-coded test code, but with more design, and most importantly, using our shader translator.

There won’t be any hand-written shaders anymore.

You can even use mouse input for first-person-shooter games; PS4 controllers have plug and play support on this emulator.

There will be frequent releases which you can grab from the download section.

RPCS4 emulator for PC


You should not run pirated games, RPCSX is made in such a way that game cache-image (GCI) is encrypted with a 256-bit header with .pdix hash which is linked to your PS4 account so dumped images are useless.

To avoid illegal activities and misuse of source code, RPCSX emulator project is made semi open-source.

All components and plugins of this software is open source except the core executable.

RPCSX emulator is licensed under GPLv2 license except directories containing their own LICENSE file, or files containing their own license.

Thus, orbis-kernel is licensed under the MIT license.


PS4 is based on x64 architecture so RPCSX emulator runs natively on Windows systems by taking advantage of OGRE, Vulcan API and this software hardware-assisted virtualization.

  • CPU: x86-64 CPU with AVX/BMI1 and virtualization extensions
  • RAM: 8 GB minimim (12 GB recommended)
  • OS: Windows 7 (or above)
  • Graphics: GPU with software support for Vulkan 1.0+

This application is optimized to use up to 8 cores of a processor but requires at least 4 core processor with SSE-4.2 and AVX.

RPCS4 emulator for PC


The current state of RPCSX at booting decrypted kernels can be followed in the issue tracker: both PS4 4.55 and PS4 5.00 have been tested.

An auto updater is included in the build package.



  • Download the .zip archive
  • Extract the .zip archive on PC
  • Select the folder containing the extracted file
  • Open the file .exe
  • Press install button
  • Launch the software
  • Read the instructions on the .txt file