Recent rumors have been circulating regarding Nintendo’s involvement in the removal of classic game emulators on Xbox Series X/S.
However, Microsoft has now officially confirmed that this is not the case. In an exclusive message shared with IGN, Microsoft clarified the reason behind the withdrawal of the emulators.
The company stated that their actions are based on a longstanding policy on content distribution in the Store to ensure alignment with their Microsoft Store Policies.
Specifically, point 13.10.10 of these policies prohibits the distribution of products that emulate a game system or game platform on any family of devices.
Therefore, the removal of the emulators was based solely on the company’s policy, rather than any external influence or pressure.
It’s important to note that emulation has been a controversial topic in the gaming industry for a long time.
While some argue that emulators allow players to experience classic games that are no longer available on modern consoles, others argue that they encourage piracy and copyright infringement.
What do you think about Microsoft’s official statement? Do you agree with their policy on emulation? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.