Reddit has shut down its most prominent Nintendo Switch emulation and piracy subreddit after its membership surged over the past six weeks.
according to reports PC gamera subreddit with 69,800 members, was the primary forum for discussing modding (and thus piracy) of Nintendo Switch games.
Perhaps due to the release of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, the most-watched Switch game in a long time, community members have grown from about 37,000 on May 1st to nearly 70,000 before the closure. bottom. PC Gamer also reported on the subreddit in early May, which probably got more attention.
Reddit found the page and shut it down, apparently because it nearly doubled in size. However, he had been active for over three years when the subreddit closed, so it took a while for that to happen.
It’s unclear if Nintendo itself had anything to do with the subreddit’s closure, but Nintendo has been known to stand firm against companies that use their IP without permission.
Wii and GameCube emulator Dolphin is the latest emulator to face the wrath of an attempt to launch it on Steam that was quickly shut down. “Nintendo is committed to protecting the hard work and creativity of our video game engineers and developers,” a spokesperson said at the time.
Ryan Dinsdale is a freelance reporter for IGN. He will talk about witchers all day long.