Yesterday the team behind the popular 3DS emulator Citra, revealed that they’ve got one brewing for the Nintendo Switch and it’s called Yuzu.
Announcing yuzu, the first Nintendo Switch emulator that does all of the things you didn’t need it to do! Stay tuned for more from the yuzu team!
— yuzu (@yuzuemu) January 14, 2018
There’s not an awful lot of information to go on and while this is great news for some gamers, it’s also leaves a bit of a bad taste in a lot of people’s mouths.
Aside from the ongoing debate as to whether emulators should be legal or not, it’s also happened far, far faster than anyone expected, announced only ten months after the Switch’s debut. Though plenty of gamers are on board about the idea of Yuzu, there are also those who believe emulators shouldn’t be used until the console’s had a few years on the market, and that’s a fair claim.
Coming from the minds behind Citra, at least the legitimacy is promising. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has already been emulated from the Wii U thanks to Cemu, and as the Switch’s flagship game it was surprising to see Nintendo utterly silent on the matter.
Emulation may wade through a bit of a grey area, but when used to bring older games to more recent systems, it gives the titles a new lease of life and keeps them from disappearing. How it’ll affect the Switch’s life and sales, however, remains to be seen.
What do you guys think? Are you happy about the prospect or are you against it? Let us know in the comments below.