Microsoft have recently revealed that developers can now offer players a free trial of their games which can then be purchased and unlocked for the real thing without any additional downloads, something that the Xbox 360 currently offers, but isn’t yet available on the Xbox One. Thankfully that’s all about to change.
Xbox One has had the ability to both download full digital titles as well as sort demo’s of games players are wanting to try before they buy, unfortunately the Xbox One is yet to bridge that gap between actually playing a demo then downloading the full game if the player wants it, like with the Xbox 360. Microsoft have recently revealed that developers can now give players the option to try-then-buy, in fact, it’s been available for some time now.
Speaking with Eurogamer, Microsoft’s director of [email protected] Chris Charla revealed, “In the same way that we update the Xbox One OS every month, they update the development system every month – or regularly, anyway. So that’s something that we recently turned on. I don’t think we’ve seen any [email protected] games yet that have shipped with trials, but we may well in the future. It’s something that’s open to everybody.”
Charla also revealed that Microsoft are working on making [email protected] titles more easily discoverable but without segregating indie games from the rest of the titles available on the Xbox One. He said that the company might offer the ability to search for just [email protected] titles in the near future.
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