Family Sharing May Return to Xbox One

Family Sharing May Return to Xbox One

In an interview during a recent Gamertag Radio podcast at this year’s E3 event, head of Xbox Phil Spencer revealed that the removed Family Sharing feature of the Xbox One may make a comeback.

We looked at the digital features that we had talked about last year and as a gamer, there were a lot of those features that I think really resonated and were smart features for people who really have a lot of games and maybe play on a couple consoles or have bunch of people in the house or want to share with friends, ” Spencer told Gamertag Radio. ” As I look at our monthly update roadmap, those kind of features are in our roadmap. There is a little bit of a challenge now that you’ve got DRM on a disc.

Family Sharing was included with the Xbox One during the early months of its announcement back in the middle last year, but it was later removed as part of sweeping changes that altered the Xbox One’s function to what was similar to how the Xbox 360 functioned after the outcry that was aimed at the current-gen console’s previous always-online DRM.

I haven’t given up on those ideas, ” Spencer added. ” There’s some complexity now that you’ve got these discs that have DRM that you’ve got to figure out. But it’s definitely part of our [roadmap] with the overall product.

Additionally, when it was suggested that Microsoft could introduce a sharing function for digital games only, Spencer turned down the idea under how problematic it would be, as it would be unfair for those who bought physical copies of a game to only later find out that the digital version of said game has something like digital sharing.

That’s not an excuse for not doing it, ” Spencer admitted, adding that if such a thing would be implemented, it would be done “ in the right way.

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