RetroArch, which adds several legacy console emulators, arrived this Tuesday (14) to steam. This means that you can play a lot of old games on your PC. However, more than that, it means that these emulators will also access a file steam surface – and this is where the story starts to get more interesting.
Thousands of ancient games in your hand
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For those with experience using emulators, RetroArch isn’t new: it lets you play old games from PS1, Nintendo 64, Game Boy, and other consoles from the 80s to the 21st century.
The point is, it simplifies that experience, with an easier installation process, especially if you’re using Steam. This in itself is interesting for casual gamers. But when you think about throwing thousands of old titles right into your hands, there’s some good news – and that’s what Steam Deck with RetroArch will allow.
The VentureBeat portal went so far as to say that RetroArch could be the “killer” app on Steam Deck – one that will lure everyone to the device. Is it for that? Then you can give your opinion in the comments, but here I admit that I will buy Steam Deck to play PS1 games or old Nintendo console games.
Speaking of Steam Deck, Here you can read more news About Valve’s portable console, due out in December — and hopefully, it won’t cost college. But even though it has not been released, you can actually enjoy RetroArch on Steam on your PC.
Only a few cores at the moment
It’s worth noting that RetroArch was available a few weeks ago for platforms like Windows itself and even mobile phones, but its arrival on Steam is good news, as it facilitates downloading, allows you to share updates with the community, and saves your progress in the cloud, among other benefits.
However, it is important to note that not all emulators are available as of this 14th edition: only NeoGeo, PlayStation 1, and Nintendo 64 and Game Boy Advance, for now. But the Libretro developer, who launched the open source app, should bring other cores (that’s what every emulator is called) to Steam soon.
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