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Microsoft hopes to offer digital trade-ins in future

Microsoft hopes that one day it'll be able to offer trade-ins on digital games.

Xbox exec Albert Penello said in a recent interview that Microsoft still wished to revive some of its earlier digital game sharing ideas which were dropped following the removal of the controversial 24 hour check in.

"We were trying to implement the ability to trade [and] loan digital games with your friends," Penello told GameSpot, "which is something that no-one else was doing. I believe, in retrospect that people have calmed down and gone back and actually looked at what we said, people are starting to understand, 'Wow, they did want actually to allow me to loan and trade', which other digital ecosystems don't want to do.

"I think we need to do that. That has to be part of the experience. Right now, we're focused on launch and we switched the program back to discs, because that's what customers wanted."

Penello also re-confirmed Microsoft's desire to bring back Family Sharing.

"I get a lot of mails saying 'god, please bring back the family sharing.' We'd love to figure out how to bring that back. I still think it was a good idea. Maybe it was a little too soon for some people, but I still think there were a lot of good ideas in there. And we'll bring it back when the time is right."

Edited On 05 Sep, 2013

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Bindiana's avatar
Bindiana 3 years ago
Well they need some one good at PR and someone to explain how it works properly first. The 10 person family sharing sounded good but no one explained how it worked. Me being skeptical couldnt see microsoft letting one game be played by 10 different people as they were so against the preowned market 10 people playing the same game for the purchase of 1 game didnt make sense. The main problem was they were so vague with all there proposals if they do re introduce them they need to know how it all exactly works when they announce it.
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Im Going Space 3 years ago
Unlike before they need to be VERY clear, people were up in arms against the original proposals because they were so badly explained. they were what sold me on the xbox... knowing how going all digital would help consoles.

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