This summer, a Dreamcast emulator called WinDCe10 will be making its way to the Xbox One, allowing you to play all of your favorite Dreamcast games for the first time, with no region restrictions. Check out the announcement video below. It's not the most spirited announcement we've ever seen, but that's okay: we have enough excitement to go around already.
In case you're wondering, this isn't officially supported by Microsoft of Xbox. In other words, this isn't something you're going to find through the Xbox One games store. You're going to have to do a little bit of work yourself to get the Dreamcast emulator running on your Xbox One, but it's really not that difficult. Via HotHardware:
"We can forgive you if you didn't even realize that unsupported emulation on the Xbox One was supported. It's supported even without "rooting" your console; all you need to do is sign up for a developer account, switch an Xbox One to developer mode, and then sideload the custom software. Ultimately, the process of installation seems little different from installing emulators on Android, although since Google actually does allow emulators to be sold on its Play Store, that removes a few steps."
Sounds pretty simple, right? The Xbox One has turned into a pretty open system ever since Microsoft initiated the Universal Windows Platform, which allows developers to create apps which have a kind of functional parity between Windows 10 computers and Xbox One consoles. This was exploited a while back to bring an NES emulator to Xbox called Nesbox. That emulator made quite a splash, and we expect this Dreamcast emulator to do just as well.
For more information about WinDCe10, you can check out the official site here. If you're needing a little more guidance as to how to create a developer account on your Xbox One and sideload custom software, we'll leave that to Google. Google and YouTube are your friends, and there's a good chance that you'll be playing Jet Set Radio, Skies of Arcadia, and Shenmue on your Xbox soon. Perfect timing for me, since I just got this nifty little Dreamcast mug in the mail yesterday.