PlayStation 4 Emulator for PC

PCSX4 is an open-source multi-platform experimental PS4 Emulator project written in C++ for Windows and macOS.

The first and the only PS4 emulator which allows you to play PS4 games on both PC & Mac. It uses Vulkan, OpenGL, and DirectX 12 as its back-end API renderers and runs most of the PS4 exclusive titles on high-end systems with some bugs/glitches as it is still in beta. There will be frequent releases which you can get from the downloads section. PCSX4 is a community-driven project, anyone can contribute to the project.

PS4 Emulator Research Project

PCSX4 is capable of many great things, thanks to our developers and supporters who are contributing to this project. We welcome contributions to our codebase. Since emulators are intricate pieces of software, their sub-components demand meticulous attention and management. Your valuable contribution can help us take PCSX4 to greater heights.

Native PS4 Emulation

PS4 is based on the x86/64 architecture, which enables  PCSX4 to run natively on Windows and macOS by taking advantage of the DEngine, Vulcan API, and hardware-assisted virtualization engine. PCSX4 renders games smoothly without compromising the visual quality. macOS is also supported via Metal (API). Check the FAQs for more info.

Unlocked FPS

You can now play PS4 games on PC and MAC at variable frame rates with a smooth experience as most of the titles can now run at 60 FPS and beyond.Use the built-in frame-limiter to speed up or slow down the game for rapid grinding or passing through difficult areas. PCSX4 performance is primarily determined by graphics memory and shader clock speed. If your GPU has more than 4 gigabytes of memory, you can expect good performance.

Multiple Input Devices

PCSX4 supports almost all the input gaming controllers that are supported on Linux. You can even use mouse input for first-person-shooter games. PS4 & Xbox-ONE controllers have plug and play support on PCSX4. Controller profiles are preloaded into the plugin so that there is no need to configure them. Plug in your controller and it will work just like any other console.

Enhanced Visuals

PCSX4 The PS4 Emulator lets users tune in-game resolution, add post-processing effects, and extend visual enhancement features. Graphics settings can be tuned on the fly without reloading the game, like in some emulators. Graphics enhancement , mods, and custom shaders are also supported. The visual quality of the games just keeps getting better with each major release. Anti Aliasing and Texture filtering, as well as custom resolutions up to 4k, make your PS4 games look better than their HD remakes.

We know how excited and passionate players are about being able to play the best PlayStation 4 games on their PCs and Macs. That’s why our team is dedicated to creating an emulator that delivers the best possible performance, while providing an immersive gaming experience.


PCSX4 (PS4 Emulator) is not meant for illegal activities, and we have a strict policy about piracy. All resources are obtained via reverse engineering of legally owned devices, games, and information present on the internet. The main objective of this project is to enhance the gaming experience, research, and provide education about the core concepts of device emulation.