Do you remember when the Xbox One was first revealed in 2013 with restrictions on used games and required online check-ins? Well, for the head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, that reveal is probably a ghost he’d like to put to rest. It was not only heavily scrutinized by both fans of competing consoles, but also by Microsoft fans who felt betrayed. While many of the policies that were met with backlash have been forgotten, it seems some of the more popular ones have a chance at returning.
Specifically, Phil Spencer described the roadmap of actually getting to a point where family sharing could be possible. This was all in a talk with Gamertag Radio.
“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. 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.” — Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox Division at Microsoft
Pretty interesting… Spencer is confirming that he’d like to bring family sharing to the connected user. Whatever DRM snags they might encounter, I hope Microsoft is able to get this functionality to the public. What do you think about family sharing, or Phil Spencer’s comment? Let us know!