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Microsoft is considering integrating an option into Xbox One that allows Xbox LIVE users to gift digital games to friends.

Discussing the possibility of game gifting on Reddit, Microsoft's Major Nelson said that it was a "great feature we'd like to add in someday, but it won't be there at launch".

A similar service is already available on Steam, allowing registered members to gift digital titles to other users. The Wii also allows users to gift items from the Wii Shop.

Microsoft said last week that it had "really exciting things" planned for Xbox One following its launch next month, and has suggested previously that its Family Sharing Plan could return in the future.

Xbox One launches in the UK on November 22.


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FantasyMeister's Avatar


Gifting is a great feature, but just one of the features that makes Steam such a great platform. Both Sony and Microsoft still have a bit of catching up to do if they want to match it.

Ideally Gabe Newell could buy up both Microsoft and Sony and turn them into 3rd party publishers for Steambox. I wonder what the response would be if he did a Kickstarter to raise the equity?
Posted 18:25 on 31 October 2013
RazorGecko's Avatar


Well this sounds like a nice feature.
Posted 13:54 on 31 October 2013
GQRDY's Avatar

GQRDY@ Endless

yeah I forgot it supports that, helps a little. but I would rather keep all my games on the system. But I think the size of the install is a lot smaller than the size of the download. And then there's the digital game price , I don't understand how its more expensive.
Posted 13:39 on 31 October 2013
Endless's Avatar

Endless@ GQRDY

XB1 Supports external hard drives, does that help matters? Plus, you dont have to keep every single game you buy digitally downloaded on a HDD either. Once you've got as much enjoyment as you can out of a game, why would you let it take up additional space that could be used for something else?
Posted 12:34 on 31 October 2013
iMSQ's Avatar


All games must be installed from disc anyway on both systems due to the slow speeds of blu-ray, it won't make a difference digital or not. 500GB hdd will still be used up either way.
Posted 12:32 on 31 October 2013
GQRDY's Avatar


im not planning on having any digital games, all disc based, only because of the size of the hard drive it needs to be bigger than 500GB or user replacable
Posted 10:59 on 31 October 2013
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