Just a few days after Citra, the popular 3DS emulator, was officially released for Android devices
, we report on new developments about the software. Yes, as the title suggests, someone has been working on getting Citra to work on the Nintendo Switch. Fellow GBAtemp member @m4xw
shared his progress a couple of hours ago on Twitter showing Citra running natively with dynarec, under Horizon, on the Nintendo Switch. He does clarify that there are several issues to be fixed. For instance, he admits to the presence of many bugs and that it needs to be rebased onto the recent release. Moreover, there is a significant frame deviation that still needs looking into.
Citra running natively with dynarec, under Horizon, on Nintendo Switch!
Lot's of bugs still need to be squashed and it needs to be rebased onto the recent release.
Frame deviation still is huge, looking into that should probably give a indicatior for current performance issues. https://t.co/fhHbEdKIP8 pic.twitter.com/LIIbMT5AIk
— m4xw (@m4xwdev) May 25, 2020
However, as you can see in the videos they uploaded, this proof-of-concept does show promise. Indeed, m4xwdev further mentioned
that the videos are from the first compiled build and that "nothing big broke so far". These developments strongly suggests that it's only a matter of time before we can decently play 3DS titles on the Switch.