Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will have its first PC release planned on day one of release.
An early PC port for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has already started development.
Nintendo Switch fans eagerly anticipate Breath of the Wild 2, or at least I know I am, and are readying themselves to battle any Kokoro who cross their path – or am I alone here? Though you would think only Nintendo Switch enthusiasts are looking forward to its release, PC gamers too are anticipating its debut!
Bunnei, lead developer of Yuza emulation software for PC gaming platforms such as Nintendo Switch, revealed in an interview with PC Gamer plans to bring Tears of the Kingdom PC launch concurrent with that on Nintendo Switch. “We anticipate there will be significant attention paid towards Switch emulation leading up to Tears of the Kingdom release,” stated Bunnei.
Nintendo does not take kindly to people sharing its content, whether for profit or free, at their expense – just ask Gary Bowser who owes Nintendo $14 Million! Asked whether Bunnei were concerned that Nintendo might come after Yuza emulator creators with lawyers armed to their teeth for using proprietary content without authorization, Bunnei appeared unconcerned by such scenarios.
“We do not fear copycatting the Switch, as doing so is legal, and we have successfully navigated numerous high-profile Nintendo releases in the past,” Bunnei emphasized. When discussing whether Tears of the Kingdom might experience any issues upon day one launch, Bunnei replied by noting “If TotK does not diverge too drastically from BotW, there should not be major issues; however with titles such as Pokemon and Xenoblade we encountered significant difficulties, so until TotK has been released we cannot say whether to expect any significant issues arising.”
Assuming an educated guess, Bunnei has every intention of launching Tears of the Kingdom PC emulation with Switch when it launches; however, since emulation can be tricky and could potentially face delays, we wouldn’t be shocked to hear about any additional announcements later on in 2019.