Microsoft Bans and Removes Emulators from the Windows Store

Microsoft Bans and Removes Emulators from the Windows Store

Been frequently enjoying some emulators on the Windows 10 store recently? Well, that enjoyment is coming to an end. As it previously announced it would, Microsoft has changed its Windows Store polices in order to block all emulation of video game systems from the storefront. And now it has begun removing such software, such as Universal Emulator — which you may have known by the name of NESBox — from the store as well.

As MSPoweruser reports, this will apply to all Microsoft platforms, meaning not only will PC users be unable to get their hands on such software, but Xbox One and mobile users will be unable to as well. The site notes that emulation of PC systems (i.e DOSBox or VMware) appear to be fine and unchanged, but whether this will stay the case is unclear.

Universal Emulator’s Twitter account confirmed that its product has been removed with the following tweet:

Goodbye all hopes of playing Super Mario Bros on the Xbox One. It was nice knowing ya.