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Yuzu's Devs Shut Down the Emulator & to Pay Nintendo $2.4 Million

"Piracy was never our intention."

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At the end of February, Nintendo filed a lawsuit against the developers of Yuzu, an open-source Nintendo Switch emulator, accusing them of promoting piracy and demanding the creators shut down the project and pay the penalty.

Based on recent information from the court filing, Tropic Haze LLC, the emulator developer, has lost the case and has to pay a $2.4 million settlement to Nintendo, as well as shut down the project.

In response, Tropic Haze has provided a statement where they say that piracy was never their intention and share the actions they are going to take:

  • Shutting down all emulator-related repositories;
  • Ceasing support for Discord servers;
  • Closing the Patreon page;
  • Shutting down all Yuzu websites.

"We write today to inform you that Yuzu and Yuzu's support of Citra (its sister emulator) are being discontinued, effectively immediately," reads the statement from the developer.

"Piracy was never our intention, and we believe that piracy of video games and on video games consoles should end. Effective today, we will be pulling our code repositories offline, discontinuing our Patreon accounts and Discord servers, and, soon, shutting down our websites. We hope our actions will be a small step toward ending piracy of all creators' works."

Additionally, the Yuzu developers will discontinue their support for Citra, a well-known Nintendo 3DS console emulator available on Windows, Linux, macOS, and Android, which has been in development since 2013.

As of now, the Yuzu repository on GitHub has been closed, and so has the official emulator website. Unfortunately, it's the end for the Yuzu emulator and its developers. 

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