Goals

Normal emulator stuff. Games work, etc.

Cross-platform Support

Linux support is slowly progressing, but really needs a strong contributor to fully support. OS X support is highly unlikely unless Apple gets Vulkan support.

Non-Goals

There’s a lot that could be done in the project, but there are many things that shouldn’t be.

Pixel-perfect Accuracy

A lot of corners are cut for one reason or another: performance, lack of understanding, lack of documentation, etc. Getting something that perfectly matches the output on a real console isn’t really possible with our approach. Conversely, this allows much more freedom to provide higher-quality or faster implementations.

Xbox Live Connectivity

Xenia will never be able to connect to the real Xbox Live network. A simulated Live-like network is possible, however anything that interfaces with the official Microsoft services is not only not possible, but not something the project seeks to enable.

Game Servers

Some multiplayer games are peer-to-peer, however many have some server component required for either matchmaking or actual session hosting. Though it’d be possible to work with such homebrew servers if projects sprung up to support them Xenia itself will not be attempting to do so.

Original Xbox Backwards Compatibility

Microsoft released a compatibility layer that enabled original Xbox games to run on the 360. Though likely feasible to get running under Xenia, it’s not a goal. There’s likely to be a lot of trickery going on that most games don’t do, and distribution of the compatibility layer isn’t possible.

Dreams

VR

Figure that out :)

Simulated Xbox Live Network

Implement the system APIs for friend’s list, leaderboards, etc. Reusing Steam or some other service would be ideal.