This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl.
Today's game consoles are under the impression that their security is so tight that it's impossible to install home-made software, but it is reported that the Xbox Series S, which has just been released, is able to install a console emulator from the past and see that it works.
The method doesn't use any security holes that Microsoft didn't expect either, but simply activates the developer mode that was officially provided for the Xbox One.
Microsoft teased the feature in 2013 and officially released it to the public in 2016, albeit with a move to back off, allowing registered UWP developers to load and test their own software on Xbox One hardware sold to the public. We just found out that this feature is also available on Xbox Series X and S.
To access developer mode, you first need to access your Microsoft developer account and pay a one-time fee (1,847 yen) to register. To access developer mode, you first need to access your MS developer account and pay a one-time fee (1,847 yen) to register. Once that's done, go to the Xbox app store, search for and install the app to activate developer mode, and follow the official Microsoft guide to proceed.
In developer mode, you can run your own apps, but you won't be able to play or run the production version of the game or app. However, even after enabling developer mode, you can switch back and forth between retail mode (where you play production games).
Now, MVG, a YouTuber channel, has installed and tested RetroArch, a multi-emulator software (which integrates emulators of various retro gaming hardware into one) in the developer mode of the Xbox Series S. A series of videos showing games for past consoles such as GameCube, Dreamcast, PSP, Wii, and the original PS running on the Xbox Series S are released.
While there are some stutters and compatibility issues with certain games, MVG raves that the performance of the most compatible titles is incredible and that the Xbox Series S is one of the best emulation boxes currently on the market.
The use of the console in this application will not benefit Microsoft in terms of sales of production games, but it could be an added benefit for users. If you are going to try it out yourself, please use completely legal data, such as sucking it out of a ROM cartridge you own (sucking out a modern copy guarded cartridge may be illegal), and do so at your own risk.
Source: MVG (YouTube)
This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl. The Japanese edition of Engadget does not guarantee the accuracy or reliability of this article.