Joy Con
Image: Dan Fornace, via srPerez

If you've ever been unfortunate enough to experience Joy-Con drift you'll know just how frustrating it can be, and one modder has decided to recreate this frustration in the best way possible.

As you may know, the term 'Joy-Con drift' refers to an issue where your Joy-Con will register movement even when you aren't applying any pressure to the control stick. It's thought to be caused by contacts within the stick mechanism wearing and eventually failing to work as intended, and as you might imagine, it can be a real nuisance.

In Rivals of Aether, a Smash-like fighter that's available on Steam, players can create their very own character designs and share them with the rest of the community. One design that's available to check out is simply called 'Joy Con', made by a modder called srPerez, and it very closely resembles the official controllers that come with a Nintendo Switch.

That's pretty cool on its own, but wait until you see how the character behaves. The gif below, created by Kotaku, shows that the fighter actually continuously drifts to the left, replicating the drift issue that has been widely documented over the past couple of years. It gave us a good chuckle, and players who have tried it out seem to have enjoyed it, too.

Joy Con character drifting
Image: Dan Fornace, via Kotaku

A definitive edition of Rivals of Aether is actually planned to launch on Switch this year. The last we heard it was planned to release this summer, although we're still to see it appear on Nintendo's platform.

Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa actually apologised for Joy-Con drift issues earlier this summer, refraining from making any further comments due to an ongoing class-action lawsuit.

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