PPSSPP Emulator For iPhone Officially Available To Download, Brings PSP Games To iOS

The world of game emulation on the iPhone and iPad has really exploded in recent weeks after Apple had a change of heart and started to allow such apps into the App Store.

Now, PPSSPP, a popular PSP game emulator, has followed similar emulators onto the App Store.

The emulator is a free download for both the iPhone and iPad but there are some limitations that were required in order to allow the app into the App Store verses the version that was available via other methods.

The Verge reports that the biggest change is that Apple does not allow Just-in-Time compilers to retranslate code for the operating system. Such things can be used to improve performance, but the app’s developer says that iOS devices are so fast that almost all PSP games will work just fine without it.

Other changes for the App Store version include the removal of iPad Magic Keyboard support as well as the emulator’s original RetroAchievements feature. The Verge reports that both of those features will make a return later, however.

Gamers who want to try PPSSPP out for themselves can download it now so long as they have an iPhone running iOS 12 or later or an iPad running iPadOS 12 or later. There’s also support for the Apple Vision Pro as well, something that was surely never envisaged when the PSP was around.

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