Holy cow! A Nintendo Switch emulator called Yuzu is here. Not even a year in and we have homebrew AND emulation in the horizon. GET HYPED!
Nintendo Switch Emulator Is Here
Yuzu is an open-source project created by bunnei, one of the original authors of the popular Citra 3DS emulator, to experiment with and research the Nintendo Switch. Due to the similarities between Switch and 3DS, Yuzu was developed as an extension, with a similar architecture of Citra. This means that both emulators benefit from shared improvements. During the early months of development that started since last spring, work was done in private, and progress was slow. However, as Switch reverse-engineering and homebrew development became popular thanks to ReSwitched, a team of skilled reversers, exploit implementers, vulnerability sleuths, and programmers, work on Yuzu began to take off as well.
The emulator is currently only useful for homebrew development and research purposes so it may take a while before we see 4K 60fps Mario Odyssey but this is exciting news for the hacking scene. Emu, the Nintendo Wii U emulator, has produced amazing looking results so we are all curious as to how this will turn out. 2018 just started and the homebrew scene is exploding.