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Xbox One gets ability to easily buy games friends are playing

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What you need to know

  • Microsoft just rolled out a new feature that allows you to easily discover games.
  • The Xbox One Guide now features the ability to directly buy the game a friend is playing.
  • This means that it'll be easier for players to discover titles their friends are interested in.

Playing with your friends is a major aspect of Xbox Live and Microsoft keeps on introducing new ways to tell what your friends are doing. Today, Director of Programming for Xbox Live, Larry Hryb, announced that the team is rolling out a new feature on Xbox One where you can get more information on a game your friends are playing. If you open it up, you'll see that there's a link to play it there, an option to install or buy it, and open its Official Club.

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This should make jumping into games with your friends much easier. We've tried it and it works really well. We're always curious about what others are doing because it may lead us to discover a game we had passed on earlier. What do you think of this new feature? Let us know.

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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.

2 Comments
  • That will likely be very handy for people who are interested in playing the same games their friends are playing. But, like my music and movies, I very picky over what games I play that I don't care what my friends are playing.
  • One thing I don't understand is the prices. Often times the physical disc will go on sale for $20 for example, but the digital copy is still $60. Why is that? How is the physical copy cheaper than the digital copy, and why can't all formats be on sale at once?