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Xbox One now offers try before you buy feature

The latest update for Xbox One has added the ability to download a demo of a game and then unlock its full version, although no games are using it at the moment.

Speaking to Eurogamer, Chris Charla, the head of Microsoft's ID@Xbox independent games program, said the trial feature arrived with the latest update to the console. 

"That's something that we recently turned on," Charla told the site. "I don't think we've seen any ID@Xbox games yet that have shipped with trials, but we may well in the future. It's something that's open to everybody."

Edited On 14 Jul, 2014

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dave 3 years ago
I don't see the point of this, how is this different from downloading a demo and then buying the game? This means that instead of downloading a 1-4gb demo do we now have to download the whole game to try it? Unless every game has a try before you buy feature, I see this as kinda pointless.
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Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
I assume it would be just like the 360 does now.
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Dead 3 years ago
Yep, sounds identical to how XBLA trial games on 360 work, big whoop, Xbone is getting a feature 360 had right from the start.
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Hymeleon 3 years ago
Holy shit, Microsoft invented demos!!!
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PrometheusFan 3 years ago
" I assume it would be just like the 360 does now." - Sort of, but with one huge difference: The feature is no longer mandated by Microsoft like it was on 360, so developers don't actually have to support it if they don't want to, and developers most definitely don't want to be making demos of their games if they can avoid it given a lot of the comments we've seen on the matter in recent years. Basically don't be expecting every digital only title to have a trial on XB1.
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superniceguy 3 years ago
It will be good if it extends to full retail games, which the 360 does not do. Full retail games get demos like what is given on discs with magazines, but is not a try before you buy feature like it is on Arcade games. Hopefully all Arcade games come with the feature as does on 360 as I will not buy an arcade game for £10+ without trying them first. All full retail games will probably not have the feature.

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