You know how they say “When it rains, it pours”? Well, that’s what this week has felt like between the Yuzu and Citra news, Drastic going free, and Pizza Boy leaving the Play Store. But, just as it seems like the emulation scene is about to implode, a glimmer of light appears in the distance.

During an afternoon Reddit-browsing session, I came across a post simply titled “psOff: Playstation 4 Windows Emulator“. I didn’t really believe it until I tapped the included GitHub link. And that’s what I’ve been messing around with for the past four hours. After getting everything installed and locating the correct game files, I now have a PS4 emulator on my Windows machine.

You can check out the GitHub repository for yourself, but I would definitely recommend holding off. For one, there’s no interface to speak of, as you can only launch the game from the Terminal app. Even then, making sure that the correct files are accessible is another pain in the neck that I didn’t anticipate.

PS4 Emulator for PC

PS4 Emulator for PC on Lenovo Legion Go

So along with no interface to speak of, the developer also doesn’t promise compatibility with NVIDIA computers. Instead, the description says “tested only with AMD GPU. May not run with NVIDIA, currently.” However, the first part of my dive into the rabbit hole ended up with me getting Worms W.M.D running on my desktop PC. For reference, I have an Intel Core i9-14900K, RTX4080, and 64GB of RAM.

I thought that there would be no way that this would run on my Legion Go, but curiosity got the better of me. I packaged up the folder, used LocalSend to share it with my LeGo, and fired up Command Prompt. A couple of commands later, and I was playing Worms W.M.D.

Again, I can’t emphasize this enough. psOff isn’t ready for “primetime”. I was able to make it through a few tutorial levels, but others forced the app to crash. When getting psOff running on the Legion Go, I didn’t notice any loss of frames during gameplay or at the title screen. But there’s definitely something going on with the loading screens.

Frame rate counter in psOff PS4 Emulator for PC

Frame rate counter in psOff PS4 Emulator for PC

Basically, the TLDR is that you shouldn’t download this unless you’re looking to help out with development. BUT, it’s definitely a project that we’ll be keeping our eyes on to see what the future could bring. Now, we just have to hope that the development continues and psOff ends up turning into a fully-fledged PS4 emulator.

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