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Original developer(s) Ben Vanik (Initial work. Retired 2016.)
Current developer(s) DrChat (Also worked with B. Vanik), Rick Gibbed and Xenia community
Latest version N/A
Active Yes
Platform(s) Windows, Linux
Emulates Xbox 360
Website Xenia.jp
Support ($) Patreon, Patreon (gibbed)
Source code GitHub

Xenia is an experimental, open-source Xbox 360 emulator for Windows and Linux that is under regular development.[1] It was the very first open-source Xbox 360 emulator to achieve the feat of running a commercial Xbox 360 game, Frogger 2.[2]



Xenia started in development sometime around 2013[3] as a side project by Ben Vanik. It is currently the first and only Xbox 360 emulator available (barring the official for Xbox One).

A programmer called 'Triang3l' has been working on a brand new DirectX 12 graphics API backend for Xenia since July 18, 2018, which is totally different from the old code in their emulation quality. This new solution is able to emulate the 360's 10MB EDRAM memory for frame buffers which the older code didn't cover. Triang3l is also building a different, faster and more accurate memory emulation, which should lead to less broken vertices and textures being seen in-game.

System requirements

  • OS: Windows 8 or 10 (64-bit)
  • CPU: AVX or AVX2 support (Sandy Bridge or newer)
  • GPU: Vulkan compatible
  • Misc.: XInput compatible controller


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