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Rumor: Xbox One “Family Sharing” plan outlined, 60-minute max trial

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Microsoft reversed its Xbox One’s DRM policies not that long ago, and quite a chunk of the Internet community had a few choice words for Microsoft, including a Microsoft employee.

This employee took to the Internet to share his thoughts on the reversal, and it’s clear this employee is quite the passionate person. Regardless of the Xbox One’s now-defunct DRM policies, it’s clear this employee was very excited about them, since one feature was “Family Sharing.”

Now a long lost feature, Family Sharing would have allowed users to share games with ten other people at no cost. Up until now, we didn’t know how the Family Sharing feature would have worked. The aforementioned Microsoft employee did the honor of outlining just that!

When your family member accesses any of your games, they’re placed into a special demo mode. This demo mode in most cases would be the full game with a 15-45 minute timer and in some cases an hour…When the time limit was up they would automatically be prompted to the Marketplace so that they may order it if liked the game… The difference between the family sharing and the typical store demo is that your progress is saved as if it was the full game, and the data that was installed for that shared game doesn’t need to be erased when they purchase the full game!

NeoGAF user CBOAT, who previously outed the PlayStation 4’s requirement to have PlayStation Plus in order to play online, previously outed the demo time. Now that we know how Family Sharing would have worked, what do you think of it?

Source: Hey U Guys Gaming via NeoGAF

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