Hackers Are Playing Skyward Sword HD at 4K 60FPS on PC

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD has finally arrived on Nintendo Switch. However, while Nintendo’s official port should be the best looking version of the game, a bunch of savvy hackers have managed to get the game running at 4K 60FPS on PC. The result? Skyloft has never looked better!

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Credit: Nintendo

As demonstrated by NoBigDeal La, the emulated version of Skyward Sword HD runs at four times the resolution of the original game [via WCCFTech]. However, it’s worth mentioning that you’ll need to run the game on a pretty high-end rig to achieve such resolutions. For example, NoBigDeal La’s results are thanks to a gaming PC equipped with an RTX 3080 and an Intel i9 processor.

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Of course, it’s worth mentioning that emulating Skyward Sword HD isn’t as easy as it looks. In fact, you’ll have to hack your Switch so it can run homebrew software. You’ll also have to go through a rather lengthy install process, which Nintendo doesn’t endorse. NoBigDeal La’s YouTube video comments section also reveals that other would-be hackers are experiencing snags when running the game, such as Joy-Con connectivity and frame rate issues.

If anything, the above efforts to upscale Skyward Sword to 4K make one thing clear: fans want a higher spec Nintendo experience. While a new Nintendo Switch model is inbound, it won’t feature 4K compatibility or improved performance. In other words, if you want to play Skyward Sword HD in 4K, you’ll have to do it yourself with a PC!

Skyward Sword HD 4K Resolution
Credit: Nintendo

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