Microsoft rolls out game gifting for all Xbox One users

By : |November 15, 2017 0

Microsoft’s digital game gifting functionality which was launched in October has been made public now. Earlier the feature was available only to Xbox Insiders users.

Xbox One game gifting adds the ability to send digital game licenses between players through the integrated Microsoft Store. By selecting “Buy as gift” on the Store page, users can choose a friend or email address to receive the gift, before following a familiar checkout process. A 25-digit code will then be sent to the recipient via email, for redemption on the console.

According to Forbes, there are a few restrictions on the process. A few select Xbox One titles, such as Play Anywhere games, can’t be gifted digitally. You also cannot gift Xbox 360 or original Xbox games. Pre-release titles are also restricted; a game must be out and available. While you can send gifts across country lines, make note of the region of the person you’re sending to. Games will be tied to the region of the sender.

Currency, loot boxes and anything that is related to micro-transactions are also not eligible for gift.  Games that are on sale or discounted also have some restrictions. Senders will only be able to gift a maximum of two identical discounted titles over a two-week period. Even after the sale period has passed for the item, senders will still be bound by the two-in-14-days rule.

Gamers can send a maximum of 10 discounted games of any kind in a two week period. Lastly, there are no refunds for gifted games.

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