By Jay / / Games News

Skyline emulator, an Android emulator for the Nintendo Switch, has unfortunately come to an end due to a recent roadblock in development. The announcement was made on the official Skyline Discord by the development team, stating that they would immediately cease updates to the emulator.

The issue lies not with Skyline itself, but with Lockpick_RCM, a payload for the Nintendo Switch that allows users to derive encryption keys for file handling. Lockpick_RCM was a key component in legally dumping Switch game files for use in emulation.

Skyline Emulator itself is not at fault

Unfortunately, Nintendo has launched a DMCA takedown notice against Lockpick_RCM, claiming that the payload violates their copy protection and copyright. This could lead to legal consequences for those who acquire dumped game files.

The Skyline team was unaware of any actions that contravened copyright law, but they had to stop development due to the potential legal risks. The Skyline emulator itself is still legal to download, but it cannot be developed or updated any further.

However, there is a silver lining. The Skyline team leads announced a new project that they believe will interest many Skyline users. This undisclosed project will be something to look forward to in the future.

While it’s sad to see the end of the Skyline emulator, emulation as a field has always been a precarious one. It’s important to remember the positive impact that projects like Skyline have had on the community.

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