Microsoft "hasn't given up" on family sharing on Xbox One

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    In an interview with Gamertag Radio Podcast, Xbox head Phil Spencer has said that he still isn't done with the idea of family sharing on Xbox One, a feature that was abandoned after the console's radical online policy changes last year.

    "We looked at the digital features that we had talked about last year and as a gamer, there were a lot of those features that I think really resonated and were smart features for people who really have a lot of games and maybe play on a couple consoles or have bunch of people in the house or want to share with friends," Spencer said. "As I look at our monthly update roadmap, those kind of features are in our roadmap. There is a little bit of a challenge now that you've got DRM on a disc.

    "I haven't given up on those ideas," he continued. "There's some complexity now that you've got these discs that have DRM that you've got to figure out. But it's definitely part of our [roadmap] with the overall product."

    Uncomfortable use of the term 'roadmap' aside, this sounds promising. The original plan was that family sharing would allow you to give access to your games library to a maximum of 10 family members or friends on any Xbox One console, but this was rendered unworkable after user feedback convinced Microsoft to change tact over its game sharing policies.

    Elsewhere in the podcast, Spencer hinted that Microsoft is still looking into implementing features like pre-loading game downloads. One for a future Xbox One software update, surely.

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