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In March, the team behind GameCube and Wii emulator Dolphin announced a release on Valve’s Steam service.

in an update about Dolphin site today, it appeared that Nintendo had issued a DMCA against Dolphin’s Steam page. The release, scheduled for “Q2 2023,” has now been “indefinitely postponed.”

Here’s the full statement from the development team, which reveals it’s “currently exploring” its options:

“It is with great disappointment that we have to announce that the release of Dolphin on Steam has been delayed indefinitely. We have been notified by Valve that Nintendo has issued a DMCA against Dolphin’s Steam page and has removed Dolphin from Steam until the matter is resolved. We are currently exploring our options and will have more information in the near future. We will get back to you in detail. Thank you for your patience during this time.”

Dolphin’s Steam description notes that “this software will not come bundled with games” and will require players to “own an original copy of any game.” The emulator’s release on Steam also promised support for 4K displays, modern controllers, netplay, was fully open source, and was a “free” download.

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