When Microsoft revised its Xbox One shared games policy ahead of the launch of the console last year, one of the features that was left out was family sharing. However, it looks like the feature, which allows gamers to share titles with up to 10 family members, may be introduced in a future update, according to the head of Xbox Phil Spencer.
In a recent interview with Gamer Tag Radio, Spencer said that features such as family sharing were in the monthly update roadmap, but that there were DRM-related issues that needed to be addressed.
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.
Although it would be easier to allow family sharing for digital titles, Spencer said that if Microsoft were to offer the feature, it would be done "in the right way," meaning that individuals who buy physical discs will also be allowed to share games.
In addition, Spencer stated that Microsoft was working on enabling services which allow gamers to pre-order and pre-load digital copies of games, a feature that has already been implemented on Sony's PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.
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