Following the leak of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Nintendo has been cranking up efforts to squash not just pirated copies of games, but also emulators. This renewed threat of legal action has caused one Switch emulator team to call it quites.

Skyline was a Switch emulator for Android devices, and following Nintendo’s DMCA takedown on GitHub, including the Lockpick tool, the team behind the project is calling off work. You can see the team’s message below.

We find ourselves in a position where we are potentially violating [Nintendo’s] copyright by continuing to develop our project, Skyline, by dumping keys from our own Switches…All development on Skyline has been ceased due to the potential legal risks involved, this website will remain up for the time being but may be taken down in the future.

[Skyline team]

While teams like the one behind Skyline have decided to step away from active development, you can bet other teams will see Nintendo’s actions and use them as fuel for the fire. Nintendo has been playing this cat-and-mouse game for decades, and there’s no doubt they’ll keep putting up millions to do so.

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