Microsoft Store Now Lets You Gift Digital Games
Ryan Bloom / Nov 14th, 2017 No Comments
Microsoft has finally rolled out a fan-requested feature that allows players to gift digital games and subscriptions to other gamers directly from their Xbox One console or computer via the Microsoft Store.
Gift givers are now able to purchase games, downloadable content and subscriptions and instantly make them available for another person by selecting the new “Buy as gift” button within the Microsoft Store and typing in the recipient’s email address. The recipient will receive an email with a digital code valid for a game, DLC or subscription of the gifter’s choice.
A tweet published by Microsoft’s Larry Hyrb (aka Major Nelson) shows exactly how the process works.
🎁 🎁 Gifting is here ! Gift select Xbox One games & downloadable game content +Xbox Live Gold & Xbox Game Pass subscriptions, right from the Microsoft Store on your Xbox console, on Windows, or online. 🎁 🎁 pic.twitter.com/NACHdO3dY1
— Larry Hryb #XboxOneX (@majornelson) November 14, 2017
The tweet indicates that only “select Xbox One games and downloadable content” can be gifted at this time. There is no word on what games are excluded from gifting. Additionally, gifts can currently only be purchased and redeemed by users in the same country or region. The video posted by Major Nelson also seems to indicate that gifting is currently only available in the U.S.
Regardless, this long-awaited feature — which platforms such as Steam have had for some time — is a nice update just in time for the holidays.
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