Soon gamers will be able to share and gift games on Xbox One just like they can on Steam, according to what Microsoft Studios head Phil Spencer told GameSpot in a recent interview. Speaking to the publication during GDC last week in San Francisco, Spencer said that Microsoft believes in a future where digital content is king.
"We believe in a digital future on our box," Spencer said. "On the digital space, and the things that we've talked about, what that opens up: like, 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."
"We totally believe in that future. And any other marketplace you play in, these kind of mechanisms are out there."
"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," Spencer added, referring to its plan to make Xbox One games shareable. But after negative feedback concerning its DRM plans, the company put certain features on the backburner.
"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."