A Nintendo Switch emulator is on the way, but the company has not released any official details about it.
The news comes from an article by Canadian magazine PocketGamer, which cites a new Nintendo Switch article from The Verge, which details how the company is preparing for the launch of its upcoming Switch emulator, overcookedSwitch.
According to the article, Nintendo is launching the emulator with “a few simple steps.”
The emulator will work with the Switch’s touchscreen and will be able to detect whether a game is a “classic” or a “modern” title, which can be used to determine whether or not the Switch can be played on a gamepad or a touchscreen.
This will allow Nintendo to provide the Switch with the same game-playing functionality as the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, which means the Switch will be more capable of handling modern games.
This is a new, Nintendo-exclusive feature, according to the Verge article.
The article goes on to explain how Nintendo will use the emulator’s “input support,” which allows it to be used with a controller, as a way to “make the Switch feel more like a console than a portable gaming device.”
The Switch’s input support has been a contentious topic for months, with some gamers saying it will make the Switch less fun to play.
OvercookedSwitch will be available in a free and paid version.
The paid version of the emulator will allow players to install games from within the emulator and play them in their homes, while the free version will allow the player to install apps from within Nintendo’s online store.
The emulator also comes with support for over 100 languages.