Zelda: Breath of the Wild Looks Gorgeous Running At 4K On PC, Comparison With Nintendo Switch

Zelda: Breath of the Wild has been out for more than a week and it has already claimed the crown of the highest rated game on review aggregate websites Metacritic and Opencritic. The game has also received the most number of perfect 10/10 review scores compared to any other game this generation.

Since The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is exclusive to Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Wii U, some developers are working on making it playable via emulation on PC. This is possible thanks to the Nintendo Wii U version which already has an emulator available for it. The emulator is called CEMU and the developers of this emulator appear to have made some crazy progress in the past few days. The progress can be seen in the form of screenshots from users showing Zelda: Breath of the Wild running at 4K on PC and even though it is not possible to play the whole game this way, it does show that the game might hit playable state on PC sooner than we think.

You can check out some gameplay screenshots from Zelda: Breath of the Wild below, running at 4K resolution, courtesy of NeoGAF user jediyoshi.

Another screenshot comparison was shared on reddit that compared the Nintendo Switch version of the game running against the PC emulated version at 4K resolution.

Keep in mind that while the game appears to be improved in visuals and the textures are now crisper and look better without any aliasing along the edges thanks to the higher resolution, there are a lot of bugs like the grass not being able to render or the water showing no textures or physics being wonky, so this won’t make the game playable and requires months of development to actually get it to work, if at all.

Still as an emulated version of the game, it is nice to see how Zelda: Breath of the Wild manages to scaled to 4K resolution on PC and hopefully it might also be playable in this resolution some day.

Note: GearNuke strongly discourages any piracy related discussion. If you are interested in emulation, we recommend to purchase a Wii U along with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild so you can rip your own copy of the game to PC.

Danial Arshad Khan

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