Microsoft Working On An Xbox One Game Gifting Feature

by Lawrence Cooper July 9, 2017, 0:12
Microsoft Working On An Xbox One Game Gifting Feature

Of the three major digital game stores, only Valve's Steam now allows users to gift games to their friends.

Microsoft's Mike Ybarra has announced that Xbox One X optimization is still going on the console, which will allow the console to perform better when running games.

Those who purchase games through Steam should be a bit more familiar with the process of gifting games as the feature now is only available through the PC storefront.

The topic came up when a Twitter user asked how long it would be before Xbox One users could gift a new game to a friend.

Data by Eurogamer

Ybarra didn't respond to any follow-up questions within the reply to his tweet, but that didn't stop readers from adding their own suggestions to the developing gifting function.

Microsoft looks to follow in their footsteps, slowly but surely, and gifting games on the Xbox One is the first step. This allows someone to send a copy of a game to someone else. Others suggested the ability to rent a game for a friend to try it out before they buy it.

The Xbox One will be backward compatible with Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary (a.k.a. the Xbox 360 version), Halo 3, Halo 3 ODST, and Halo 4 "soon", joining the Xbox One's growing list of backward compatible titles. Executives from the other consoles will hopefully take notice of the desire for the gifting option and look to implement it on their systems if such a feature isn't already in the works.

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