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Nintendo Wins $2.4 Million Lawsuit Against Yuzu, Latter To Shut Down

Team Gossip  |   Mar 5, 9:18 AM   |   6 min read

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Highlights

  • Yuzu has to pay $2.4 million to Nintendo.

  • Yuzu will also give up on their ownership of the commodity and delete all the copies that are related to the game.

  • Both, Nintendo and Tropic Haze will have to wait for the judge's approval on the settlement and the final injunction was filled on Monday.

After taking matters to a trial, the makers of Yuzu Emulator now owe Nintendo $2.4 million. The court ruled in favour of Nintendo after a case was filed against Yuzu's makers for copyright infringement, circumvention of Nintendo’s Switch protections, and selling those circumvention technologies as Yuzu with regards to Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. 

 

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After the lawsuit went to court, Yuzu has decided to settle the matter and compensate Nintendo for the same. In addition to this, Yuzu will also give up on their ownership of the commodity and delete all the copies that are related to the game. With this, Tropic Haze will stop backing Yuzu and their emulator, Citra. 

 

While it was established that Yuzu doesn't provide players with pirated games, but infact allows them to play the games that are available for Switch on their PC or laptops and phones. This was in the case of Tears of the Kingdom, according to Nintendo, and that over a million people played the game before it was launched. Yuzu maker Bunnei also stated the outcome of the lawsuit and said that piracy was never their intension and they are pulling down their code repositories.

 

Piracy was never our intention, and we believe that piracy of video games and on video game 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.

 

Both, Nintendo and Tropic Haze will have to wait for the judge's approval on the settlement and the final injunction was filled on Monday. As a part of the judgement, Tropic Haze will no longer be allowed to promote or distribute anything related to Yuzu and will also give up on its domain name. 

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