PS Vita, PS3 Emulator Possibly in the Works

A new job advertisement published by PlayStation Studios has fans hoping for a PS Vita and PS3 emulator once again. As spotted by ResetEra Uzupedro, Sony is hiring a software development engineer who will specifically work as a “classics engineer” to develop new emulators, among other tasks. PS3 emulation seems to be a pipe dream but never say never!

Fans have long hoped for a proper PS3 emulator

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Over the years, we’ve heard numerous reports that Sony’s officially looking to bring PS3 emulation to the PS5, with the general consensus being that PS3’s architecture is to blame for the company dragging feet. However, many in the gaming community argue that PS3 emulation on the PS5 is certainly possible, but something Sony probably doesn’t want to invest time and resources into. Some have even suggested that the company should hire RPCS3 developers – the team behind the popular unofficial multi-platform, open-source PS3 emulator.

“Our Software Development Engineer position works on the Tools and Technology team at PlayStation Studios to support the newly relaunched Classics for PS4 and PS5,” reads the job description. “Classic games run via emulation of legacy PlayStation platforms. As a Classics engineer, you would work closely with a group of other engineers, producers, and QA teams to fix bugs, add new features, and develop new emulators.”

While it’s obvious that the aforementioned job description is referring to classics in PS Plus Premium, that hasn’t stopped fans from getting their hopes up.

On a separate note, it’s encouraging to see that Sony’s looking to bring on people who will be dedicated to PS Plus Premium classics because they had a pretty rocky launch.

In other news, here are new PS5 and PS4 games releasing this week, and we’ve found a workaround for PS Plus Extra/Premium DLC appearing locked for some players.

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