Demon's Souls official artwork without logo

I haven't been paying much attention to PS3 emulation, but apparently there have been some massive strides forward in the past few years. According to a recent update on Demon's Souls, the somewhat flawed classic that kickstarted the whole Souls genre, the game is now considered fully working and stable, though perhaps not yet fully enjoyable.

If you're currently wondering what exactly that means, you'll find your answers in the recently posted gameplay video showing Demon's Souls running on the RPCS3 emulator. Have a look, its quite impressive:

The footage you were watching was played on a i7-6700k CPU, and despite it being pretty damn good there are still some noticeable performance issues... but hey, at least it seems to play exactly like you would expect! Still, according to the developers Nekotekina and kd-11 this represents a major improvement over the previous version:

"Since we last looked at Demon's Souls there have been major improvements to the stability of the game. Earlier the game would randomly but with high certainty hang on loading screens making it very hard to progress. Moreover the audio was buggy and the sound mixer thread would randomly crash, which in turn would soon crash the rest of the game. But these stability issues have been fixed.

Although performance is not optimal even on an i7-6700k the game is fully working and runs stable. Therefore it is considered playable, but perhaps not fully enjoyable. "

If you would like to learn more about the RPCS3 emulator you should head over here.