Microsoft previously backpedaled it’s plans for “family sharing” on Xbox One when it reversed it’s controvertial DRM scheme, however the company expects to bring family sharing and trading of downloaded games in the future. The news comes from and interview between GameSpot and Xbox senior director Albert Penello which took place at last week’s PAX Prime event in Seattle, Washington.
When asked about the possibility of reselling digital games, Penello said;
We were trying to implement the ability to trade [and] loan digital games with your friends, 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. And so, yeah, 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.