Yuzu is a popular Switch emulator, one that earlier this week decided to add limited online multiplayer support to its games. A quick reverse decision.
Not long after the announcement of the move, The developers have posted on the emulator’s blog that the service was disconnected, and apologize to “our community for the confusion and frustration surrounding this release”.
We’re sorry to announce that we have removed the online support from yuzu, indefinitely, and with immediate effect. We apologize to our community for the confusion and frustration surrounding this release, and especially those who have been excited to try it out.
We have received valid and insightful feedback from fans as well as members of the Switch community and broader emulation. To be honest, we’re all just a bunch of enthusiastic people from all over the world who are really excited about something we think we can offer. In retrospect, we 100% understand your concerns.
As always, we will continue to work on other features and improvements in yuzu, to make it the best emulator possible. Thank you to everyone who continued to support us, provided us with feedback, and were willing to have a constructive discussion on this topic. Now, as always, we appreciate your opinion.
– Development group yuzu
While they don’t specifically list what a “deep feedback” is, one small thing could be the fact that the emulators trade on the grounds that they are about homebrew, preserve or play the game you already have. Organic. Don’t joke around with friends playing online games that you might not have to pay for.
Another, more common response is probably the dangers inherent in Yuzu in making the service available only to their Patreon subscribers, making it a paid service, it will in turn have the sound of a giant klaxon somewhere deep in the guts of Nintendo HQ.