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Xbox 360 emulation sure has come a long way

The last generation consoles are on their way out after being around for almost a decade and while you can still easily pick up an Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 now, one day it won’t be so easy, which is where emulation tends to come in. For years, many fake Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 emulators have floated around but it looks like soon we will have the real thing.

The folks behind the Xenia emulator appear to be making pretty good progress in their efforts to emulate the 360 on PC hardware. It isn’t perfect but it is running games. The team behind Xenia has posted two videos, showing off Sonic The Hedgehog (2006) and Dragon Ball Raging Blast:

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As you can see, there are issues. For a start, Sonic is barely running, with graphical and animation glitches all over the place. However, this is a pretty good starting point. Dragon Ball Raging Blast has less issues and actually appears to be running very smoothly, once again, aside from the graphical glitches with shadows, lighting and textures.

It looks like Xenia is the Xbox 360 emulator to be keeping an eye on.

You can follow updates for the Xenia emulator on GitHub, HERE. 

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KitGuru Says: While neither game ran perfectly, they were running, with Dragonball Raging Blast actually playing fairly smoothly. It will likely take some time but it looks like Xenia could end up being the first proper Xbox 360 emulator. 

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