Two weeks ago, we got our first look at The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild running on the PC inside of a Wii U emulator. It didn’t take long for the Cemu developer to get the game running but the game did run at a very low frame rate and things like physics were completely broken. Now, less than a month later, a ton of progress has been made.
In an update on the Cemu subreddit, a new video was posted showing how far Zelda has come with the new 1.7.4 update. Physics work a lot better now, frame rate is more stable and some of Link’s powers are now working.
The video is cut together to draw direct comparisons from the original video a couple of weeks ago. The improvements are immediately apparent upon first viewing. However, there is still work to be done as the game suffers from freezes in combat, alongside some other bugs.
That said, if the Cemu team managed to get this far in just two weeks, then I imagine we can expect even more improvements in a few weeks time.
KitGuru Says: Given how complicated emulation is, I am surprised that the Cemu team has managed to get Breath of the Wild running so well just a couple of weeks after launch.