Metroid Dread feature

Metroid Dread is already playable on PC in 4K via Nintendo Switch emulators

Nintendo has just released Metroid Dread on Nintendo Switch and PC gamers can already play this game via Nintendo Switch emulators. Not only that, but the game appears to be running with more than 60fps in 4K on an NVIDIA GTX1060 GPU.

YouTube’s ‘Gaminja’ has shared the following video, showing Metroid Dread running on Ryujinx. Ryujinx is one of the best Nintendo Switch emulators, and this new Metroid game appears to be running incredibly well.

In order to capture this video, Gaminja used an Intel Core i5 8400  with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 and 16GB of RAM. Furthermore, and thanks to Ryujinx, PC gamers can unlock the game’s framerate. And, as we can see, the game runs with more than 60fps in 4K on this mid-tier GPU.

Now I don’t know whether the full game is playable, from start to end. Still, the fact that Ryujinx can run this brand new Nintendo Switch game so well is incredible.

So, even though Nintendo does not plan to port Metroid Dread to PC, PC gamers can actually play it.


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