Spine, an emulator for the PS4, has opened up new possibilities for playing your favorite PS4 games on your PC. Or at least is very close to bringing such possibilities. Spine is a closed source PS4 Emulator which has been in the making since 2019. It recently did a public release at the start of this month. So in this guide, let us take a look at how to use Spine PS4 emulator and its compatible games.
Spine PS4 Emulator & Games Compatibility List
While the emulator may be out, there are a few things you will have to keep in mind. The first is that it is still in its nascent stages of development. So don’t expect to play AAA games like God Of War, Ghost of Tsushima, Spiderman: Miles Morales, and other major titles anytime soon. The second important thing to keep in mind is that it is out there only for Linux as of now. In the current state of this emulator, you can’t run it if you have a Windows machine.
But there are a lot of things to look forward to. For instance, the emulator can run games like Sonic Mania, Megaman Legacy Collection, Stardew Valley, and several other titles. While these games might be 2D and not the first thing which comes to mind when thinking of PS4 games, it is still a big leap in PS4 emulation. You could also check out the list of compatible games thanks to u/MrPerson156 on Reddit.
If you want to try it out, check out the link shared by @notzecoxao on Twitter.
Why you should look forward to the PS4 emulation?
PS4 emulation like any other console’s emulation is important to ensure the games will be preserved. While the console is still up and running in the market now. Eventually, it will get obsolete just like the PlayStation and PS2. Emulators are good because they let you experience and relive those consoles even though you don’t have them physically. While emulation is considered a very gray area due to piracy, it is important because of its educational value.
Remember: We DO NOT support piracy. Whether you want to emulate a PS4 or a PS2, always remember to use your own console for the BIOS and other game files. The intention of emulation is good and educational, never pirate games or consoles, and always support the developers.
Are there any other PS4 emulators?
Other than Spine there is also Orbital. Although Orbital is still in development. Also, beware of PCSX4, it has a legitimate-looking website that promises working games. But there is no such emulator. They have just named it after PS2 Bios aka PCSX2 which is an actual PS2 emulator.
That covers everything you need to know about the PS4 emulator. While you can’t play PS4 games on PC yet, but if you happen to have a PS4 check out our guide on the best anime games for PS4 and make the most out of your console before it gets old.