NES Emulator Nesbox rejected by Microsoft

Remember last week when we thought NES emulator NESBox was coming to Xbox One? Well Microsoft has crushed this dream — kinda.

A tweet posted by Nesbox over the weekend has revealed that Microsoft has made a last minute objection to the emulator getting an Xbox One release.

“Microsoft says: ‘Your product was unpublished globally or from specific markets.’ They want me to remove xbox platform support and republish.”

The developer had hoped the new universal platform would enable the emulator to be released on Xbox One, with the app even passing certification. But as I previously expected, Microsoft eventually stepped in.

But it’s not all bad news: the developer of Nesbox has now released an HTML5 build of its emulator, making it possible to use the app via the Xbox One’s Edge browser. All you have to do is navigate to and you’re golden.

The developer has also announced support for Rom loading from OneDrive will be added soon.

My Opinion:

Not quite as exciting news, but still, a nice pickup for Xbox One gamers. But who knows how long this may last, so if you’re itching to play these classic games, sooner rather than later is probably a good bet.

Tyler Fischer is a Senior Writer for MONG who plays video games when he’s not busy researching alien conspiracy theories at 2AM. You can find him on Twitter.

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