Only a mere week after launch, Nintendos newest console, the Nintendo Switch, has already been jailbroken.
The Nintendo Switch has been jailbroken by a familiar face: Luca Tudesco, the same person that introduced the infamous Yalu jailbreak for iPhone and iPad. This poses good news for fans hoping there would be a hack for the console, but hold onto your horses: This does not mean users will be able to access free games right away. A large, dedicated team and alot of work will be required by the developers of the jailbreak in order to introduce this jailbreak to the public.
A community effort will be required in order to make games and apps work for the Nintendo Switch jailbreak, since games and apps will have to be individually cracked. Since the Nintendo Switch is a relatively new device, it is unlikely that there is going to be a community working on and supporting the jailbreak anytime soon.
It also hasn’t been confirmed yet whether the developer of the jailbreak will make it available to the masses or keep to himself, but since the developer has already announced his achievement, it is likely that the jailbreak will be made public. But the public flaunting poses another risk to the developer: Nintendo will likely take action againsthe developer, or atleast take some precautions to counter the jailbreak.
The jailbreak will also probably make some potential buyers reconsider, since many users that have pirated games media before will likely wait for the jailbreak to come out before buying the Switch. For now, this is a developing story and we’ll be back with more details as soon as we get them.
Readers should not forget the fact that piracy hurts the gaming the community and developers more than anything. Developers spend countless hours providing us with good games, and piracy deprives them of the funds they need to keep going.
Neither Wolfhall nor the author condone piracy and jailbreaking.