Monday, May 27, 2024

Microsoft Cracks Down on Emulation on the Xbox

Microsoft Xbox users are being told they can’t run emulated software, ending a long-standing ability gamers have enjoyed.

Gamers have been able to load emulation software on the Xbox Series X and Series S since their introduction, giving them the ability to run any number of legacy games. According to The Verge, Microsoft appears to be cracking down on the practice, with users being met with a message saying it violates Microsoft Store Policy.

“Unable to launch this game or app,” the message reads. “The game or app you’re trying to launch violates Microsoft Store policy and is not supported.”

According to Microsoft Azure developer Alyanna McKenna, the decision is the result of “legal issues with Nintendo.”

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