Enjoying emulators on a console is not usually something simple a priori. Usually it takes a long time until you find a way to break the security of the system and install one of them. However, with recent Microsoft consoles, everything has been much faster and RetroArch can now be installed on the new Xbox Series X and Series S.
RetroArch on the new Xbox Series
Without a doubt, one of the star issues in the world of software is emulation. Much more now than any current device, it offers practically enough power to enjoy the games that old entertainment systems offered.
Among the current ones, it is the new consoles that attract the most attention in order to be used as devices to emulate old video game systems. The problem is that due to legal issues and the odd one, it is not something that the companies that manufacture them are interested in. That’s why they overlay their systems, to prevent illegal applications from being installed.
However, you always end up finding a way to bypass such protection measures to install those apps that interest you. Of course, at your own risk in each and every one of the senses. Although just as few expected that the new Xbox Series X and Series S would be something so fast.
Tunip3, a developer, found a way to bypass the restrictions of Microsoft and its Xbox store to distribute a version of RetroArch for the new Series X and Series S. And we are not referring to an emulator camouflaged within another app as has happened in some chance. Here clearly and directly is an emulator that is installed taking advantage of a “bug” in the way these apps are distributed.
This failure in question is none other than the same one that some users usually use to install certain apps on iOS and iPadOS devices. That is, use the tools or developer mode. Thus, without the need for a review by Microsoft , Tunip3 managed to allow 1,500 users to install this emulator on their consoles at the moment.
All they had to do is create a Microsoft developer account, then make a request to Tunip3, and when Tunip3 accepted it and whitelisted the email, the package was received for installation.
Ready, from that moment the user was ready to install this emulator and its different cores that allow playing old consoles such as Nintendo, Sega and even some from Sony, Microsoft itself and arcade machines. Below you have a video where it is seen in operation and performance.
Beware of Microsoft
Ok, now that you know the opportunity to have RetroArch on one of the new consoles you will think, How do I do it? Before launching into it, you should know that although on other occasions the company has not taken more measures than the suspension of said developer accounts, at this time it is not known how it could act.
So, if it is not something that really catches your attention, better leave all these emulators for other devices such as a Raspberry Pi, Android devices or a PC. You will avoid possible problems and also create developer accounts, make requests, etc.