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Xbox: Microsoft didn’t ban emulators at Nintendo’s behest, and it denied everything

Xbox: Microsoft didn’t ban emulators at Nintendo’s behest, and it denied everything

Through a note sent to the IGN portal, a Microsoft spokesperson said that the recent removal of emulators from the Xbox Store was not the result of a specific request from Nintendo, lying Until the news of the past few days.

A short recap for those who missed the last one: A few days ago, Xbox banned emulators from its store. According to an alleged email sent by a member of the Xbox QA team that developer Alyana McKenna shared on Twitter, the removal appears to be related to legal issues with Nintendo.

“The main reason for the ban is related to some legal issues with Nintendo,” the email states. “While emulation itself is not an illegal practice, it can be used to play games on consoles that are still copyrighted without permission, which can create problems for Nintendo and its affiliates.”

Apparently, this is not accurate information or at least It is not the official Microsoft version. In the memo sent by a Redmond home spokesperson, it was explained that emulators were banned from Xbox because of… Alignment of company policies With the content available on your store and, in particular, with Point 10.13.10 of the Regulation.

Information currently circulating on Twitter not accurateRead the statement from Microsoft. “Our actions are based on a longstanding policy on content distributed on the Store to ensure compliance with our Microsoft Store policies. As explained in version 10.13.10, “Products that emulate a game system or platform games are not allowed on any family of devices.”

In essence, Microsoft has so far turned a blind eye to the existence of usable Xbox emulators in its store, but has now decided to apply its regulations to the message, hence removing such contents.

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