Home Gaming Xbox One receives trial functionality

Xbox One receives trial functionality

1 min read

Insert money to continue 1

Xbox One has received the function of allowing developers to offer free trials of their games. If a gamer likes a particular game they are playing, they can choose to buy it and convert it to the full package, without any additional downloads.

Although the Xbox One has offered full game downloads and demos since day one, it has always lacked the game trial feature that was available on the 360. In an interview with Eurogamer, Chris Charla speaks about how this has now changed, and how the functionality has been switched on.

In the same way that we update the Xbox One OS every month, they update the development system every month – or regularly, anyway. So that’s something that we recently turned on. I don’t think we’ve seen any ID@Xbox games yet that have shipped with trials, but we may well in the future. It’s something that’s open to everybody.

Combine this feature with all the upcoming ID@Xbox games, and it looks like Xbox One owners may have to hide their wallets.

There are literally hundreds of ID@Xbox games in development right now.” Many will be out this year, but still more have been locked in for release further in the future.

The trial feature really does seem like the ideal way for a gamer to get a feel for an “unknown” game before they make the decision with their credit card. People may feel more inclined to browse the store now and test what grabs their interest. Its no longer a demo really, just a snippet of a game. If the gamer likes it enough, its just a simple card swipe away from unlocking the rest of the product, without the need for a new download or starting the game over from scratch.

(Header Source)

Last Updated: July 14, 2014


  1. That’s a pretty cool feature. Well done MS.


  2. HvR - Still dislikes Random.or

    July 14, 2014 at 23:17

    Low resolution, old style demo capability, throw in a pair of Doc Martins and some white boy rap and you will think your back in the 90’s.

    Joking aside, quite a cool feature.


  3. Hammersteyn

    July 15, 2014 at 07:49

    Excellent work MS


  4. Timothy Collins

    July 15, 2014 at 17:09

    I guess it’s nice… Personally, I am less interested in trial games (Since twitch and Game Clips already gave me a pretty good idea of what a game is like before I buy it) than I am in making Xbox Fitness work better. It seems to have a tendency to just freeze every now and then – never completely since it starts back up but enough that it is annoying..


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Check Also

Xbox Series X Restock Update Today: Track on Twitter, Walmart, Best Buy and More

New consoles are on the horizon, and while Sony and Microsoft have spoken plenty about wha…