Xbox One Game Gifting Coming Soon

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We Might Be Able To Gift Xbox One Games To Our Friends Soon

Digital games are convenient, but they can be annoying when you cannot swap or give them to your friends.

As the year goes on, and the time when original Xbox games being playable on the Xbox One family draws closer, we can only sit and wonder what treasure we will soon be able to play again. That is a sweet feature. A fan had asked whether the Xbox One game gifting feature will be offered anytime soon.

Responding to a question on Twitter, Xbox vice president Mike Ybarra said the feature was "not far" away. Fans have actually been waiting for this for quite a while.

The ability to purchase a game and gift it to another is already common place on Valve's Steam marketplace. Buy a game, and then gift it to someone in your friends list.

Gifting specific titles is often seen as a superior way to share the love with your fellow games as compared to simply sending a digital gift card.

Looking ahead, it's unknown exactly when the original Xbox games will hit the Xbox One, but it has been confirmed to be happening in 2017.

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