Xbox One emulators

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Xbox One
Developer Microsoft
Type Home video game console
Generation Eighth generation
Release date 2013
Discontinued 2020
Predecessor Xbox 360
Successor Xbox Series X/S
For other emulators that run on Xbox One hardware, see Emulators on Xbox One.

The Xbox One is an eighth-generation home video game console produced by Microsoft on November 22, 2013, and was retailed for $499. It had an AMD 8-core APU at 1.75 GHz and 8 GBs of RAM. It has an AMD GPU on the AMD Radeon GCN architecture. Early in its life, it was heavily criticized for intrusive DRM, such as always-online and lack of used game sharing. These have since been removed. Notably, this console runs on the x86 architecture with a modified Windows OS, so it's essentially a watered-down PC.


There is a project called XBONEmu which is a compatibility layer but this is still in early development and will not work until Xbox One games have been fully dumped, decrypted and tested.

Name Platform(s) Latest Version Hardware features
and peripherals
FLOSS Active Recommended
Xbox Series X/S Xbox Series X/S Patch based ~

Hardware features and peripherals

Name Xbox Series X/S
Xbox Live
System Link *
Blu-ray drive

Blu-ray drive

Xbox One and Xbox Series consoles support for Blu-ray and DVD movies. However it does not have the capability to play HD DVD and Video CDs because it does not have a built-in CD/DVD or HD-DVD drive. Additionally, the format is not supported by the Xbox One X's software. However, you can use an external USB CD/DVD drive to play Video CDs on your Xbox One X, if the drive is compatible with the Xbox One X and the video files on the Video CD are in a format that the Xbox One X can play.

See this dedicated page for more information about home media playback support for emulation softwares.


To use your existing Xbox One Kinect Sensor with a new Xbox One S or Xbox One X console, you'll need an Xbox Kinect Adapter.

  • The Kinect sensor and Kinect Adapter have been discontinued. You can still use your Kinect with your Xbox 360 or Xbox One, but the sensor is not compatible with Xbox Series X|S consoles.

Emulation issues

Despite this console using the same architecture as PCs, it is not any easier to emulate than other consoles as the architecture used is complex and uses undocumented hardware. There is no way to know for sure because the console has not been modded yet to a degree that people can decrypt their dumps and test software, let alone for a full emulator to be written. It should be noted that the there is vast majority of Xbox One games are also available on PC.