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d21lewis said:

On another point, MS needs to have family sharing to complete this awesome move.  Right now if you download a game from digital under your main account, the game still cannot be played but any other accounts in your household unless they are using the account that purchased the game.  I have 2 Xbox console.  One is my original that I gave to my son and the other is the X.  Game sharing would even if they asked for some extra bones would make this a lock.

I have five!

https://youtu.be/ndU_TV4bX28

You're kinda right...but not 100% On the "primary" console, anybody can play any game they want, whenever they want. They can even use Xbox Live Gold as much as they want.

 

On the other consoles, the account that purchased the games needs to be logged in. As long as they're logged in, anybody in any other account can still play the games. Only two consoles can play the games at a time, tho--as long as one of the consoles is the primary console.

 

I've even played online with my daughter--one  digital purchase of the game and one Xbox Live gold subscription (mine) and we were both able to play the same game at the same time, online together!

This is the problem I have come in contact with.  If I am logged into the Xbox X using my primary account and my Son wants to play a Minecraft which was purchased with my Account on the Xbox One.  In order for him to play Minecraft, my account needs to be logged into his machine.  That's a problem since it will log me out on the X.  If I am playing a game, using a service like Crunchy Roll or Nextflix, they will stop working.  



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Machiavellian said:
d21lewis said:

I have five!

https://youtu.be/ndU_TV4bX28

You're kinda right...but not 100% On the "primary" console, anybody can play any game they want, whenever they want. They can even use Xbox Live Gold as much as they want.

 

On the other consoles, the account that purchased the games needs to be logged in. As long as they're logged in, anybody in any other account can still play the games. Only two consoles can play the games at a time, tho--as long as one of the consoles is the primary console.

 

I've even played online with my daughter--one  digital purchase of the game and one Xbox Live gold subscription (mine) and we were both able to play the same game at the same time, online together!

This is the problem I have come in contact with.  If I am logged into the Xbox X using my primary account and my Son wants to play a Minecraft which was purchased with my Account on the Xbox One.  In order for him to play Minecraft, my account needs to be logged into his machine.  That's a problem since it will log me out on the X.  If I am playing a game, using a service like Crunchy Roll or Nextflix, they will stop working.  

Make his machine the home console for your account. He now has your Gold privileges, and access to anything you’ve bought digital, without you needing to be logged in. Now make your account always sign in on your X. Done. My brother and I share games this way.



This is great news for the consumer, and MS will undoubtedly make a decent chunk of change off of it, but it really doesn’t bode well for Xbox hardware.



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SegataSanshiro said:
Barkley said:

That's insane...

You'd be mad to buy Microsoft Games outright now, for the price of a single new title you can almost get 6 months of gamepass, so if you'd buy two games from them a year... it works out... and with everything else included...

Unless omeone just prefers physical discs.

I prefer physical discs, but I prefer 10 dollars a month over physical discs :P




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malistix1985 said:
SegataSanshiro said:

Unless omeone just prefers physical discs.

I prefer physical discs, but I prefer 10 dollars a month over physical discs :P

I honestly would rather pay full price than 10 bucks for digital only.



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SegataSanshiro said:
malistix1985 said:

I prefer physical discs, but I prefer 10 dollars a month over physical discs :P

I honestly would rather pay full price than 10 bucks for digital only.

I am already 100% digital on PC and Switch and now also XBox so my only physical games will be on PS4, where I don own a single downloaded game but when they offer a simulair service with the same value I will switch over to digital only, money > plastic cases




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yvanjean said:
fielding88 said:

I'm just going by comments Spencer made here

“Shannon Loftis and I are thinking a lot about, well, could we put story-based games into the Xbox Game Pass business model because you have a subscription going? It would mean you wouldn’t have to deliver the whole game in one month; you could develop and deliver the game as it goes.”

I think I'd want the subscribers personally. They're more invested into my ecosystem if I were Microsoft. 


I think your taking the comment out of context. 

What Phil Spencer is saying with a service like Xbox game pass which is a subscription, it could really benefits from having story-based games. So let's say Microsoft get a studios to make episodic games like life is strange or Telltales Games. People could come back every month for new content. It wouldn't have to be a major release like Halo 6 and long wait time between new games or in this case episodes. 

Games like Halo and Forza would still have major release but there DLC could be tied to game pass. If Microsoft release free DLC for games that are on game pass people would come back to the subscription service. 

 

I think you're similarly taking the comment out of context for whatever reason you think that I did.



LudicrousSpeed said:
Machiavellian said:

This is the problem I have come in contact with.  If I am logged into the Xbox X using my primary account and my Son wants to play a Minecraft which was purchased with my Account on the Xbox One.  In order for him to play Minecraft, my account needs to be logged into his machine.  That's a problem since it will log me out on the X.  If I am playing a game, using a service like Crunchy Roll or Nextflix, they will stop working.  

Make his machine the home console for your account. He now has your Gold privileges, and access to anything you’ve bought digital, without you needing to be logged in. Now make your account always sign in on your X. Done. My brother and I share games this way.

My cousin and I do this and it works for just about everything except certain DLC.



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Doing will mean basing judgements on physical game sales will be obsolete... good.



I honestly see no value in this personally. But kudos for those that do.



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