Are you one of those unlucky ones who didn’t manage to buy a Nintendo Switch for Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild? Well, the good news is that if you own a PC, you will soon be able to play the game thanks to Team CEMU’s effort. The bad news that downloading the PC version is illegal, kind of like pirating a game from torrents.
Although we cannot provide you with any download links for legal reasons, we are still free to comment on how good or bad the upcoming PC version will be. Well, from what we could learn, Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild has been optimized in order to work with CEMU’s 1.7.4 build which means that it should run pretty smooth.
Please note the CEMU’s determination to make a stable version of Nintendo’s Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild is no easy feat considering that the game itself is huge and very complex (don’t forget that Legend of Zelda is about exploring and finding stuff).
However, according to a statement released by team CEMU’s official page, it would appear that most of the game’s features like combat, skills, locations, and actions have survived the Nintendo Switch to PC port.
Right now, players can roam around, use fast travel points, explore shrines, fight monsters, collected items, climb, and even cook. Unfortunately, it would appear that the only thing wrong with CEMU’s PC version of Legend of Zelda, apart from it being illegal, is that it has sudden frame drops, which kind of makes the game unplayable.
However, in the same online comment, team CEMU declared that they’re doing their best in order to resolve the issue before the final version of the port comes out.
Now, this is the first time people have used emulators in order to port console-exclusive games. As you might know, the major turn-off when it comes to playing on an emulator is that you can never nail the controls. Obviously, this aspect can be overcome by actually buying a controller, but the character’s movement is not the same compared to the original release.
Meanwhile, we should expect some sort of retaliation from Nintendo, as the PC version of Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild is illegal. But it doesn’t seem to bother the boys and girls from CEMU, who are using the donations received from their fans to improve the game.
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