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Virtualization-based PlayStation 4 emulator.


The current state of Orbital at booting decrypted kernels can be followed in the issue tracker: both PS4 4.55 and PS4 5.00 have been tested. You can also get occasional updates and news via Twitter. Support this project at Patreon.

Future plans for the emulator can be found at the Roadmap page.


Where can I get Orbital?

This project is not ready for end users. No binaries are provided, so you must build each of the three components (BIOS, GRUB, QEMU) yourself. Furthermore, configuring the emulator to do something will be hard, as you will need to extract your own console keys. More information and guides on this matter will be available in the future.


  • System: Windows (7+), Linux (4.4+), macOS (10.10+).
  • Processor: x86-64 CPU with AVX/BMI1 and virtualization extensions.
  • Memory: 12 GB RAM.
  • Graphics: GPU with software support for Vulkan 1.0+.


Thanks to all people who have directly or indirectly helped in making this possible. In alphabetical order: flatz, idc, m0rph3us1987, masterzorag, proxima, wildcard, x41, zecoxao, zer0xff, z80. Also many anonymous folks and others who might have slipped my mind. You know who you are!