Update: Since we brought you this story, Nexbox’s creator has confirmed Microsoft has asked that Xbox platform support be removed before UWP certification will be granted. It looks like we’ll just need to get our old consoles out of storage for the time being.
Last week we brought you the news that Nesbox, an emulator which can play NES, Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis and Nintendo Gameboy Colour / Advanced games, is currently undergoing UWP certification. Well, according to the app’s creator, that process is complete and now it’s just a matter of time before a UWP version of Nesbox appears on the Store and we can play a host of classic console games on our Xbox Ones.
Of course, it’s important to remember that certification extends only to the app – there will be no way to download ROMs – the games themselves – through the Store. You’ll still have to resort to occasionally nefarious means to get your hands on those. It’s also not clear how you’ll get your ROMs onto the Xbox One once you have found them, though OneDrive seems the likeliest option.
— NESBOX (@nesboxcom) September 9, 2016
We’re watching developments closely – and rest assured we’ll bring you a full report just as soon as we manage to get Nesbox up and running on our consoles!