Dolphin Emulator for Wii and GameCube Won’t Arrive on Steam as Expected
The Dolphin Emulator, a software that allows users to play old Wii and GameCube games on PC, will not be coming to the Steam platform after all. The developers recently published a blog post detailing the events that led to the cancellation, shedding light on the legal issues surrounding the potential release.
Contrary to online perceptions, the cancellation was not a result of a DMCA takedown notice or legal action from Nintendo. Instead, the problem arose when Valve, the company behind Steam, contacted Nintendo’s legal team to inquire about the planned release of the emulator on their platform. Dolphin Emulator had intended to offer access to classic Nintendo titles like Super Mario Galaxy, Wii Sports, and The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask through Steam.