One thing to look forward to: Although it's still in its infancy, with the recent significant update of Spine, the PS4 emulator for Linux, the PS4 emulator is getting even more powerful. For now, 2D games can play well, and while it seems that big Sony exclusive titles through emulation are still a long way off, the outlook is optimistic. I hope the development will accelerate when Spine finally opens the source.
PS4 emulation is starting to come true. Earlier this month, there was a notable new update for a promising closed source project called Spine, a Linux-based PS4 emulator developed by Reddit user devofspine.
Although work on the program has been going on for quite some time, with a rather scary release in June 2019, the project is still in the early stages of development. According to devofspine, open source can be dangerous right now, because too much code access can hinder progress. "It can reduce the effort involved in such early stages," says the developer. However, the project is expected to open to the public in the future.
However, Backbone seems to make a lot of promise, as it predates the Synchronous Orbital Simulation project. According to this post from Wololo.net, Spine has been tested with nearly 1,000 games and has successfully played around 35 of them, while only 40 can show the intro of the game and 25 have not been played at all. The smaller 2D titles, in particular, worked well with the simulation. All of this is recorded in a compatibility list that comes with the emulator files.
In the video above, we see that the simulation is not completed, because some text elements are distorted at the end or not displayed at all. However, the performance looks good enough to be considered a game with a stable frame rate, accurate sprite display, and clear sound. Control-free settings without a graphical user interface, but certainly in its early stages it managed to become another tool for keeping games as art, just like other emulators that are now fully capable of running famous old classic consoles like SNES, Genesis, PlayStation 1 and 2 and many more.
PS4 emulator is getting better, it can run hundreds of games