Last week, Microsoft removed the ability to use Nintendo and PlayStation console emulators on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and Xbox One. According to a report, it was a decision they made because of Nintendo, but the reality is different.
A Microsoft spokesperson recently issued a statement that he shared with IGN. There he confirmed that Nintendo was not involved in his decision to withdraw the emulators that allowed you to play video games on consoles from other brands.
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According to Microsoft, the information that was circulating is not accurate. He also pointed out that they removed the emulators since their presence went against what is indicated in the Microsoft store policies.
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“The information currently circulating on Twitter is not accurate. Our actions are based on a long-standing policy on content distributed to the Store to ensure alignment with our Microsoft Store Policies. Per 10.13.10, products that emulate a gaming system or gaming platform are not allowed on any device family,” he noted.
The decision to remove the emulators did not sit well with the community. Over the past few days, several users have raised their voices, asking Xbox to change its mind and allow emulators to be used on their consoles without needing to purchase developer mode.
And you, what do you think about it? What did you think of Microsoft removing emulators from the Xbox store? Tell us in the comments.
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