The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom It was not only a success for Nintendo in terms of sales, but it had a very good side effect for the Japanese company, since it helped it in its efforts against emulation and piracy, by promoting the dispersion of a very important community.
Before it debuted The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, there were strong leaks that came to light thanks to the NewYuzuPiracy subreddit, community focused on Yuzu. In case you don’t know, Yuzu is one of the main emulation software that certain gamers use to play the Nintendo Switch titles they own on their PC. However, there are other users who go the illegal way and play copies that they don’t buy, but download them online.
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Legend of Zelda ended emulation and piracy community
NewYuzuPiracy had already been running for more than 3 years, but after the leaks of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom The subreddit grew so much that it went from 37,000 members at the beginning of May to almost 70,000 members before its closure on June 13, according to PC Gamer.
After the leaks, users began to take advantage of the subreddit to share download links for illegal copies of the game, as well as files, mods, and even tips to improve the title’s performance on PC, and there was more traffic, which apparently attracted attention. from the general public and from reddit, which decided to close the community, which sincerely already saw it coming.
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Members of the subreddit already saw it coming and said that it was a matter of time. It is important to say that this is not the first time something similar has happened. In fact, NewYuzuPiracy was a group that formed after reddit shut down the original yuzupiracy subreddit.
It is unknown if Nintendo had a hand in this case and decided to take action after the leaks (something that has already happened) or if only reddit acted on its own after seeing the growth and actions in the subreddit. What is clear is that the leaks of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom They attracted attention, so it can be said that thanks to this game, one of the main piracy communities of the Nintendo Switch was closed.
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