A Nintendo 64 emulator was briefly available on Xbox One earlier this week, but Microsoft yanked it from the store today. Sad news for people who yearn to play Paper Mario on an Xbox.
It’s not clear why anyone would spend money on an emulator when so many of them are available for free, but the app had novelty value. Clearly Microsoft wasn’t thrilled about that—they’ve now removed Xbox One support from Win64e10, although you can still buy it on other platforms.
Emulators are not illegal, although distributing unauthorized ROMs violates U.S. copyright law. Still, Microsoft appears uninterested in allowing emulation on their console—earlier this month the company also removed an NES emulator from the Xbox One.