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Nintendo Switch emulator maker Yuzu reaches settlement with Nintendo for $2.4 million – Gaming – News

The maker of Yuzu, a Nintendo Switch game emulator, has settled a lawsuit with Nintendo for $2.4 million. The Japanese gaming company demanded that the Yuzu series be stopped because it allows piracy “on a large scale.” The 3DS Citra emulator is also affected.

The developer acknowledges that Yuzu was designed to “overtake and play” Nintendo Switch games. Tropical fog is not only Agreed to pay Nintendo $2.4 million, but also agrees to pull the plug on the emulator. The domain yuzu-emu.org will also be transferred to Nintendo, as will the versions of Yuzu and tools used to develop and run the emulator. In addition, the Nintendo 3DS Citra emulator will also be available It took off from the air.

Nintendo filed a lawsuit against Tropic Haze last week. The game company said in the complaint that the emulator facilitates piracy. For example, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom can be downloaded from piracy sites a week and a half before the official release, with reference to Yuzu. The Zelda game was reportedly illegally downloaded more than a million times before its release. It remains to be seen whether Yuzu will cease to exist entirely; Both versions and the source code of the emulator are said to be in circulation.

Updated at 9:20 p.m.: He added that the 3DS Citra emulator is also affected.

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