Super Mario Odyssey is now fully playable on the PC through the Yuzu Emulator

The Yuzu Emulator is making lightning-fast progress

Super Mario Odyssey is now fully playable on the PC though the Yuzu Emulator

Super Mario Odyssey is now fully playable on the PC through the Yuzu Emulator

Back in January, the Yuzu emulator was revealed to the world, a project which planned to develop an open-source Nintendo Switch emulator which would make all of that platform's games playable on PC.

At the start, Yuzu was a work-in-progress tool, offering little more than the ability to boot certain games on PC. Now, less than a year later, the emulator can no play one of the Switch's most popular games, Super Mario Odyssey, from start to finish, albeit with both performance issues and a range of glitches. Even so, this is an insane amount of progress for an emulator that is less than a year old.    

Right now, the best place to play Nintendo Switch games is on the console itself, something which could be said for any of today's consoles. In the video below, BSoD Gaming proved that Yuzu was able to play Super Mario Odyssey, but also confirmed that the emulator could not offer the same performance levels as a Nintendo Switch, with a GTX 1080 Ti and an overclocked i7-8700K offering framerates that were typically in the 40s. For reference, Super Mario Odyssey runs with a 60FPS target on Switch. Even discounting the emulator's graphical bugs, Yuzu is currently not fast enough to act as a Switch replacement.

With Super Mario Odyssey being playable on Yuzu, it seems like it will only be a matter to time before more games are playable on the emulator. Right now, Yuzu offers support for both game DLC and Amiibo, both of which are major steps towards providing the full Switch experience on the PC platform. 

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