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Microsoft bans emulators from Windows and Xbox Store ahead of Creators Update

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With the Windows 10 Creators Update only days away, Microsoft is making a few changes that not everyone will be thrilled about.

The company has introduced changes to its Windows Store application rules which effectively ban emulators from the company's marketplace platform.

Though Microsoft hasn't provided any official statement on the changes, developer NESBOX took to Twitter to share the changes after its app, Universal Emulator, was removed from the Windows Store.

NESBOX also provided a link to the newly-updated Windows Store rules which now state, under the Gaming and Xbox section: "Apps that emulate a game system are not allowed on any device family."

Before the March 29 update to the rules, the Gaming and Xbox section consisted of just one sentence which pointed developers towards the company's [email protected] program.

Now, it seems Microsoft is cracking down across its gaming platforms on any software that allows users to emulate games from other consoles and gaming devices.

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