News

N64 Emulator Glides Onto Xbox One Marketplace

by Jeff Cork on Sep 26, 2016 at 08:43 AM

Xbox One owners who are also fans of the Nintendo 64 may not be limited to getting their retro fix via Rare Replay – at least for the time being. An N64 emulator has popped up on the Xbox One store, apparently sneaking through Microsoft's approval process like a GoldenEye-era James Bond.

The app is being sold for $9.99. If the comments are any indication, emulation is laggy and buggy on Microsoft's console. That's not the interesting part of all of this, however. The fact remains that somehow Microsoft let this one slip through. 

Nintendo has taken a hardline stance against emulation, as outlined in great detail on its site. It's not likely that the company who says, "The introduction of emulators created to play illegally copied Nintendo software represents the greatest threat to date to the intellectual property rights of video game developers," will let something like this slide for long.

[Source: Microsoft Store via Destructoid]

 

Our Take
I can't help but wonder if the creators of this emulator are as surprised as we are that it made it this far.