Major Nelson Reveals New Policies on Sharing Digital Games and Xbox Live Gold Membership
A new blog post by Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb talks about sharing your digital games, as well as a new policy for sharing an Xbox Live Gold account.
According to Hryb, the Xbox One becomes a digital gaming library that stores all digital purchases. This means that everyone can share games purchased on the console, even if the original account owner that bought them isn’t logged on. You can share and use digital games while using another console and if you buy a game while logged into a different console, your family can still play the games at home. You can also play your games offline if you choose to, although Hryb states that the best experience will come from playing online on Xbox Live. Another handy feature is that when you purchase a game, you can play it while it’s still downloading.
A new feature that has been added to Xbox Live Gold, called “Home Gold,” will enable any Xbox Live Gold member on Xbox One to extend many Gold features to other consoles at no additional cost. The Gold features that can be extended include multiplayer gaming, Game DVR, SmartMatch and access to entertainment apps and experiences, including The NFL on Xbox, Skype and Internet Explorer.