Game Gifting Not On The Cards For Xbox One Users Just Yet
Posted by Justin R.R Gieni
Here you go... no!
Purchasing content within the Xbox Store for others as a gift has been a feature that Xbox users have long wished for, be it a birthday or bar mitzvah, the ability to include a simple code within a card is a convenience we shall, apparently, not see anytime soon. This week, Phil Spencer, head of Microsoft's games division, confirmed via Twitter that gifting digital games is not yet in the cards, as he responded as follows to the question "Are there any plans in place to be able to gift games/DLC to friends?"
@The_Iceman2288 I like the feature, great part of digital, but we don't have a plan right now.— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) August 20, 2014
Users of the online gaming service Steam have long been acquainted with this type of digital gifting, and Spencer's Twitter comments are a sign that Xbox is playing catch-up. There is no doubt the ability to gift games would surely be welcomed by Xbox gamers. Still, if Mr. Spencer is talking about it, then “it” is on Mr. Spencer's mind!
Hopefully we will see this feature added in the future so that all of us may gift to our heart's content.