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The first phase of Xbox One’s option for players to gift games to each other has apparently commenced, with a small division of the community now able to test out the feature.

Select members of the Xbox One’s Insider Program can now reportedly gift games to each other in a highly anticipated feature that was originally teased by Microsoft in back in July. The option to “Buy as Gift” is apparently live on digital stores for both Windows 10 and Xbox One platforms, letting those particular users send purchased games to any player on their friends list, either directly or through email.

No official announcement about the initial roll-out has been made by publisher Microsoft, but Windows Central has reported the feature to be live for Insider members with access to the preview build of the next Xbox One update, firmware 1710. Windows Central reportedly tested the feature out and found that the gift recipients receive emails- regardless of how the gift was sent- containing a code that can be redeemed for the product.

The manner in which the games are sent suggests that others besides the recipient may be able to use the download key, unlike Steam’s gifting system that limits access to those that receive the gift. The scope of the feature’s limitations and restrictions are still unclear, given the lack of information from the publisher.

The aforementioned Xbox One update is expected to drop later this fall, presumably including the Xbox Assist tool in addition to game gifting.

Source: VG 24/7

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New Xbox One feature gets a stealth launch for insiders

A handful of Xbox One Insider members can gift each other games, following a low-key roll-out of the feature.

By Nick Plessas | 10/2/2017 04:00 PM PT

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The first phase of Xbox One’s option for players to gift games to each other has apparently commenced, with a small division of the community now able to test out the feature.

Select members of the Xbox One’s Insider Program can now reportedly gift games to each other in a highly anticipated feature that was originally teased by Microsoft in back in July. The option to “Buy as Gift” is apparently live on digital stores for both Windows 10 and Xbox One platforms, letting those particular users send purchased games to any player on their friends list, either directly or through email.

No official announcement about the initial roll-out has been made by publisher Microsoft, but Windows Central has reported the feature to be live for Insider members with access to the preview build of the next Xbox One update, firmware 1710. Windows Central reportedly tested the feature out and found that the gift recipients receive emails- regardless of how the gift was sent- containing a code that can be redeemed for the product.

The manner in which the games are sent suggests that others besides the recipient may be able to use the download key, unlike Steam’s gifting system that limits access to those that receive the gift. The scope of the feature’s limitations and restrictions are still unclear, given the lack of information from the publisher.

The aforementioned Xbox One update is expected to drop later this fall, presumably including the Xbox Assist tool in addition to game gifting.

Source: VG 24/7

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About Nick Plessas

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Nick didn’t start gaming until mid-2006. Once his parents finally allowed a console into the house, it was all uphill from there. Starting out with a PS2, he grew an affinity for Sony consoles and moved on to the PS3, and now the PS4. He keeps his gaming palette wide, but, gun to his head, he’d have to say shooters are his genre of choice. Find him on Twitter @idole808