Tuesday, January 31, 2023

AetherSX2: PS2 emulator on Android halts its development due to death threats, phishing and scams

The field of emulation is an area that is particularly used by enthusiasts of different generations of consoles and brands. One project that many PlayStation 2 fans were following was the AtherSX2Which will emulate this iconic console to be able to play its titles from our cell phone or tablet.

However, the developer of AetherSX2 faced all kinds of setbacks, including death threats, He shared a letter to inform that development of the emulator would cease, as the project had become more of a burden than a hobby.

It is over because of the endless impersonations, complaints, lawsuits and now death threats. AetherSX2 has always been a non-profit, fun hobby for me. There is no point in continuing to work on a hobby that is no longer fun. Be safe and beware of scammers, it seems there are a lot of them.

Thanks to everyone who didn’t act like idiots last year.

And just like that the person in charge of development froze the web where he updated about his progress. The only positive thing about it is that the emulator can be reverted to its pre-lockdown version. everything points to that There will be no support for the app And that AetherSX2 is tired of all the problems that the development caused.

Image by: u/robestev | reddit

There has been a lot of discussion on this topic among the people of reddit and in the comments The early stages of the project are remembered and how it progressed. In the words of InvestigatorOne2932, it started as a slow emulator, but over time, its development improved a lot.

I remember trying Aethersx2 on my mid-range phone a long time ago and it was slow as hell, but now here I am playing ‘Devil May Cry 3’, ‘Resident Evil 4’ and other games stable at 30FPS Hum, the developer did a really amazing job trying to optimize the emulation, really sad to see this. Why would anyone send death threats to someone who is truly obsessed with their work?

AtherSX2 cut off all your communication channels, because he deleted his user in his Twitter and Reddit. We can only regret with a bitter taste in our mouths the closure of this project and enjoy what is left.

Top image: u/TdZink | reddit

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