Digital Loaning Could Return

Xbox One was announced cancelled features like digital game loaning, which may make a return, Microsoft’s Phil Spencer has said.

“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 said.

“I know when I say this I always get beat up, but I think some of what we were trying to say last summer was right.”

Although Microsoft is now committed to retail and offline gaming, Spancer said the company believes in “a digital future” for the Xbox One.

“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,” Spencer said.

“We totally believe in that future. And any other marketplace you play in, these kind of mechanisms are out there.”



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Posted on 26/03/2014, in News and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Would be nice to occasionally rent a game through the XBL marketplace. It would need to work like Xbox Video however, where the content’s “expiry date” doesn’t begin until you start the game for the first time. With my crappy internet it takes a couple of days to download a game in the first place so I shouldn’t lose two days on my rental because of that.

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