Video: Xbox Series S as a console for emulating games from other platforms

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Video: Xbox Series S as a console for emulating games from other platforms

The Xbox Series S isn’t quite as powerful as the Series X, but the £ 990 system has its merits: As noted on the YouTube channel Modern Vintage Gamer, it is great for emulating games from other platforms thanks to its support for developer mode.

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“Thanks to developer mode, Series S can run RetroArch emulations with excellent performance. In this episode, we’ll take a closer look at the Series S development mode, how to set it up and what to expect when launching Retro Arch, a UWP-based emulator that supports Series S and Series X, ”reads the video description.

The video demonstrated the emulator RetroArch with an excellent level of performance on Xbox Series S. Among the tested games – Metroid Prime and The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker for the GameCube, Super Mario Galaxy for the Wii, God of War for PlayStation 2, and many others:  ” Good, but not perfect, there are slight stuttering. They occur during access to the drive and compilation of shaders. Perhaps there is a way to fix this, but there is a feeling that the console’s SSD is not really being used. I put all games on an internal SSD, but you can just as well use an external USB drive for this.

You can read about how to enable Developer Mode on Xbox One, Xbox Series X, or Series S on the official Microsoft website. In short: You need to download the Dev Mode Activation app and pay a small fee to activate Developer Mode, and then you can run UWP apps from external media. Including the RetroArch emulator.

Xbox Series X and Series S went on sale on November 10.

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