Yuzu is a popular switch emulator, one earlier this week decided to add limited multiplayer support online to its games. A decision that changed quickly.
Shortly after announcing the move, engineers have posted on the emulator blog that the service was terminated, while apologizing “to our community for the confusion and frustration that exists in this release”.
We are saddened to report that we have removed online support from yuzu, permanently, and immediately. We apologize to our community for the confusion and frustration associated with this release, and especially for those who were happy to try this feature.
We have received a legitimate and understandable response from our fans and members of the wider community of change and imitation. The truth is, we are all just a bunch of enthusiastic people from around the world, who are really happy with what we thought we could give them. Looking back, we 100% understand your concern.
As always, we will continue to work on other aspects and developments within the yuzu, making it the best emulator we can make. Thank you to everyone who continued to support us, gave us feedback and was open to constructive discussions on this topic. Now, as always, we appreciate your comments.
– yuzu development team
While they do not specify exactly what the “logical answer” was, one small thing may be the fact that emulators are trading hypocritically what they call homebrew, savings, or playing games you already have. Not seeing yourself around with your friends playing games you may not have paid for.
One of the most common response fragments was probably the risk incurred by Yuzu making the service only available to their Patreon subscribers, actually doing what could be considered a paid service, which would have sounded like a huge klaxon somewhere inside the intestines of Nintendo HQ.