|Written in||C++, C, Assembly, Python|
|Operating system||Windows 8.1 or later|
|Platform||x86-64 with AVX2|
|Size||1.56 MB (Source)|
|Type||Video game console emulator|
|License||New BSD License|
Xenia is a free and open-source emulator for Microsoft Windows that allows Xbox 360 console games to be played on a personal computer. As of March 2015, the emulator is capable of playing a handful of Xbox 360 titles at full speed.
In March 2014, Ben Vanik, the author of the emulator, released a proof of concept video showing that the emulator is capable of playing Frogger 2, a 2008 Xbox Live Arcade title. This marked the emulator's first playable commercial title. Development of the emulator was moving at a slow pace, as the March 2014 video of Frogger 2 was the result of four years of development work. The video shows the game being emulated at a low framerate which the author attributes to the program using a debug interpreter for emulation; as development progresses, the speed should increase to a more playable level.
A new video in March 2015 showed the Xbox 360 title A-Train HX running at full speed with rendered 3D graphics only a year after the Frogger video, indicating that development has sped up. In addition to speed increases, Vanik plans for the emulator to support playing other titles in the future. The author stated that the goal of the Xenia project is to disseminate research information on modern device and operating system emulation.
- RPCS3, the first PlayStation 3 emulator
- "Xenia Xbox 360 Emulator: A-Train HX WIP".
- "Compatibility List".
- Good, Owen S. (Mar 29, 2014). "Video shows Xbox 360 emulation working on a PC". Polygon. Retrieved Mar 29, 2014.
- Dorino, Davide "Alexander" (Mar 27, 2014). "A video shows the Xbox 360 emulator in action with Xenia Frogger 2". SpazioGames.it (in Italian). Retrieved Mar 29, 2014.