Microsoft has started blocking Xbox Series X|S users for 15 days for installing emulators through Retail Mode

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Summarize this content to 100 words Microsoft started en masse block users of Xbox Series X|S consoles for 15 days for installing emulators (RetroArch, Dolphin, XBSX, Xenia) through Retail Mode.Microsoft has confirmed to the media that it has begun to take active administrative measures against users exposed to the use of a new way of installing emulators through Retail Mode. According to the terms of service, the installation of emulators can be done on Xbox only in Developer Mode and only for a portion of users registered in the company’s partner program for developers.Users of Xbox game consoles began posting on social networks confirmation that Microsoft has started handing out temporary bans (for 15 days) for installing emulators. The restriction includes banning the use of network functions on Xbox and is issued “for violating the community rules”.Shortly after the announcements from Microsoft about the new bans appeared, the group of developers who revealed how to install emulators through Retail Mode announced that they have ceased their activities. They warned users to immediately remove all emulators installed via Retail Mode from their consoles without exception.Professional experts believe that in the future, when using Xbox emulators, console owners risk getting permanently blocked if they continue to violate the rules of the service. According to them, the reason for the ban is that Microsoft does not want Sony, Nintendo or other game publishers to sue the company for allowing their games to run on Xbox hardware.

Microsoft has started blocking Xbox Series X|S users for 15 days for installing emulators through Retail Mode

Microsoft started en masse block users of Xbox Series X|S consoles for 15 days for installing emulators (RetroArch, Dolphin, XBSX, Xenia) through Retail Mode.

Microsoft has confirmed to the media that it has begun to take active administrative measures against users exposed to the use of a new way of installing emulators through Retail Mode. According to the terms of service, the installation of emulators can be done on Xbox only in Developer Mode and only for a portion of users registered in the company’s partner program for developers.

Users of Xbox game consoles began posting on social networks confirmation that Microsoft has started handing out temporary bans (for 15 days) for installing emulators. The restriction includes banning the use of network functions on Xbox and is issued “for violating the community rules”.

Shortly after the announcements from Microsoft about the new bans appeared, the group of developers who revealed how to install emulators through Retail Mode announced that they have ceased their activities. They warned users to immediately remove all emulators installed via Retail Mode from their consoles without exception.

Professional experts believe that in the future, when using Xbox emulators, console owners risk getting permanently blocked if they continue to violate the rules of the service. According to them, the reason for the ban is that Microsoft does not want Sony, Nintendo or other game publishers to sue the company for allowing their games to run on Xbox hardware.

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