Play Station 5 emulator for iOS
PCSX5 is a beta PlayStation 5 (PS5) emulator for iOS devices.
This project based on hardware-assisted virtualization which allows you to play PS5 games on your iPhone or iPad; and now also for Android, Windows and MacOS.
The PlayStation 5 (abbreviated as PS5) is an upcoming home video game console developed by Sony Interactive Entertainment.
Announced in 2019 as the successor to the PlayStation 4, it is scheduled to launch in late 2020.
PCSX5 development was initially started with closed source in November 2020 but later shifted to the semi-open source to boost the development.
The platform is anticipated to launch in two varieties, as a base Play Station 5 system incorporating an Ultra HD Blu-ray compatible optical disc drive for retail game support alongside digital distribution via the PlayStation Store, and a lower-cost Digital variant lacking the disc drive while retaining digital download support.
To avoid illegal activities and misuse of source code, PCSX5 is made semi open-source.
All components and plugins of PCSX5 is open source except the core executable.
To allow devices to run the application smoothly, games will necessarily run with reduced graphics compared to the original console.
In order to run the application correctly, it is necessary to meet the minimum requirements given in the table below.
|OS version||iOS 10.0 (or higher)|
|Device||iPhone 9+ (or iPad equivalent)|
|Disk space||128 MB|
It is still possible to install the app on devices not mentioned above, but we cannot guarantee its proper functioning.
We recommend backing up the device on which the app will be installed before performing any installation of third-party apps not from the official app Store.
There will be frequent updates which you can grab from the link below.
The last version implements the following new features:
•Experimental version v00316.22
•Updated Vulkan API to 1.2
•Performance improvements for Orion-engine GS compiler
•Updated microcode for iPhone 9+ processors
•HAV-Virtualization performance improvements
•AU engine now supports up to 32 streams of audio mapping
•Initial beta support for iOS 10.0+
This application is from a third-party developer, so an automatic update won’t be available.
You will need to manually update the app by installing the new version from the IPA file; the previous app will be replaced automatically.
All the updates have the latest fixes and optimizations, but their constantly changing nature means that little testing has been done on them and unknown bugs may appear.
- Download AltServer on your computer:
- Install AltStore to your iPhone (or iPad)
- Launch AltStore to begin downloading apps
- Leave AltServer running, and AltStore will do the rest
If you have some problem to install the app, you can try to follow the complete guide.