Xbox Series X’s most beloved feature has officially returned… but behind a paywall.
Xbox Series X owners will gain access to retro game emulators at no additional charge; however, these services come at a premium.
Recently it was discovered Xbox Series X consoles could make excellent old-school emulation devices. By downloading apps from Microsoft Store and running various emulators simultaneously on their consoles alone, players could enjoy loads of retro games right on their TV/monitor without using multiple computers!
This enabled Xbox users with technical knowledge enough to emulate these games to play them with all the added bonuses such as better resolution and framerate that come from using emulators.
Microsoft was widely lauded for creating such an outstanding feature; nevertheless, when they announced its cancellation due to lack of interest it came as quite a shock to many users. Hope was still present; users had an option of paying an annual subscription to unlock developer moments; although for most this wasn’t worth their while or money.
UWeaPons Store recently discovered an effective work-around, reported by Modern Vintage Gamer on YouTube and tested by those willing to pay up for learning it. Their trick has since been tested by those willing to try it themselves and confirmed as working successfully provided you’re willing to invest the costs involved with learning it.
Patreon offers developers who wish to emulate Xbox consoles a bargain at just $2 – making this almost unlimited games on one console! However, Microsoft may find out about any work-arounds and be more inclined to shut them down again than release this information publicly.
Unfortunately, any information obtained is likely to become public at some point; either by paying someone the $2 fee, or learning of its existence themselves and spreading the information further. Microsoft team may quickly detect its flaws and shut it down quickly if this ever does happen.
Xbox Series X owners have the privilege of exploring an immense library for almost nothing – something which should definitely appeal to fans interested in gaming history or those seeking a bit of nostalgia from childhood titles.