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Microsoft would like to allow digital game loaning in the future for Xbox One titles

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 27 Mar 2014 10:47 User comments (2)

Microsoft would like to allow digital game loaning in the future for Xbox One titles Microsoft Xbox head Phil Spencer has confirmed that the company is looking to enhance the Xbox One's digital marketplace with the ability to have gamers loan/gift their digital titles.
Speaking during the 2014 GDC event last week, Spencer noted: "We believe in a digital future on our box. On the digital space, and the things that we've talked about, what that opens up...like we understand what games you own and who you are and how you move around and who you might want to loan rights to your games or gift your games to. We totally believe in that future. And any other marketplace you play in, these kind of mechanisms are out there."

Microsoft would not be the first with such initiatives. Steam has allowed gifting for some time and also has a "Family Sharing" service that lets families and households play each other's games and save progress in their cloud servers.

Before its launch of the Xbox One, Microsoft had promised a similar feature which would have allowed users to share their games with up to 10 others, but the decision was reversed at the last moment.

"We are now fully heads down on thinking about and building out the future of our digital marketplace to enable what people would expect, and hopefully some things that will delight them beyond their expectations," Spencer added.

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2 user comments

127.3.2014 23:18

Weren't these the same idiots that wanted to restrict everything and got their head handed to them on a platter by people placing way more pre-orders for a Sony PS4 because of the restrictions? Yeah, I think they were!

NOW they want to turn around and act like they are gamers friends?

Too little, too late Microsoft! You tried to restrict gamers and now you are playing "Catch up" with the PS4 in sales! You deserve it. Any other company trying to restrict gamers like they did deserves the exact same thing!

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 27 Mar 2014 @ 23:19

26.4.2014 11:02

Originally posted by joebloe12:
Weren't these the same idiots that wanted to restrict everything and got their head handed to them on a platter by people placing way more pre-orders for a Sony PS4 because of the restrictions? Yeah, I think they were!

NOW they want to turn around and act like they are gamers friends?

Too little, too late Microsoft! You tried to restrict gamers and now you are playing "Catch up" with the PS4 in sales! You deserve it. Any other company trying to restrict gamers like they did deserves the exact same thing!

You beat me to it! Besides, they would find a way to make the gamers pay for something like this. $30 for the rights to share this title with friends. Or your friends would have to pay a fee to play your title. Which would be what they wanted to do with used games from the beginning.

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