Gifted Games on Xbox One Don’t Expire; Can Be Re-Gifted If Recipient Owns them Already

Gifted Games on Xbox One Don’t Expire; Can Be Re-Gifted If Recipient Owns them Already

Microsoft's Mike Ybarra provides more info on how gifting works on Xbox One, thanks to a recent system software update in preview.

With the addition of game gifting on Xbox One (at least for insiders, for now), there have been a few questions hovering around in the community, and Corporate Vice President Xbox and Windows Gaming Platform Mike Ybarra took to Twitter to answer.

First of all, if you gift a game token to a friend who doesn’t check their messages very often (like me), you needn’t worry about them missing on the gift due to expiration, simply because the gifted tokens don’t expire.

Secondly, if you’re going a bit blind, and you happen to gift a game that your friends already owns, they can opt to re-gift it to someone else, or to have Microsoft issue you a refund, which is definitely handy.

Do keep in mind that at the moment we do not know when the feature will be extended to the general userbase, as for now, it’s only available among insider of the alpha circle. It’s likely to reach the other circles some time next week, but it might take a while before everyone else is entitled to enjoy it.

Of course, when that happens, we’ll let you know here on DualShockers. Yet, a logical guess would be that it might be at least ready for the Holiday season.