Yuzu creators settle with Nintendo for $2.4 million

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Emulators have long been a favorite for video game enthusiasts who want to play various games from various platforms on one device. So those players who have a Nintendo Switch can play games intended for older Nintendo consoles, and sometimes even games not intended for Nintendo consoles. The Yuzu emulator has been one of the more popular emulators on the market.

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While Yuzu has provided a ton of games and options for its users, Nintendo was not taking that very lightly. The company sued the creators of Yuzu for piracy, calling it “piracy at a colossal scale.

“While Nintendo has encrypted security in its games, apparently, Yuzu has figured out how to bypass those security protocols which allows users to download games. These downloaded games are even playable on Android devices and personal computers. So you don’t need a Nintendo device to even play them.

According to Engadget; A joint final judgment and permanent injunction filed Tuesday says developer Tropic Haze will pay the games company $2.4 million — along with a long list of concessions. The people behind Tropic Haze must halt all “activities related to offering, marketing, distributing or trafficking in Yuzu emulator or any similar software that circumvents Nintendo’s technical protection measures.” No more emulating, then. It must even surrender the emulator’s web domain (including any variants) to Nintendo. The website is still live at the time of writing.

Nintendo probably will not stop here. There are other Nintendo emulator programs out there, and there will most-likely be one to take the place of Yuzu. So we can most likely expect more lawsuit news from Nintendo in the future.

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Last Updated on April 30, 2024.


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