Xbox One might get Digital games buyback feature

Microsoft logoMicrosoft is certainly busy adding new features to the Xbox One and a new survey from the company suggests that it might be thinking about introducing a system that should allow players to get some money back for the digital video games they buy on Xbox Live and are no longer interested in owning.

A NeoGAF user has captured the page of the questionnaire linked to the idea, and it seems that the company is willing to give gamers 10 percent back, which is relatively low but represents a way for gamers to get rid of titles that they are done with and get some funds to pick up new ones.

It seems that such a feature would be driven by Xbox Live store credit rather than real money, but the idea does seem like a good one, although Microsoft might have to tweak the values or offer other bonuses that will make the concept attractive.

The survey is not a clear sign that the idea will be implemented in the coming months, but Microsoft has been interested in upgrading the capabilities of the Xbox One based on the feedback that users are offering and on their votes.

Such a new feature might also be a great way of making digital sales on the home console more interesting, and both platform holders have been interested in convincing more gamers to move away from physical packages.

Xbox One might get Digital games buyback feature

Microsoft is launching a major Spring Sales during this week, which is allowing gamers to pick up a bundle that features the home console as well as some recently launched games, like The Division, or coming ones, like Quantum Break.

The company is also planning an Xbox Live-driven promotion that will introduce price cuts for other titles as well as interesting offers on movies and television shows.

At the moment, Microsoft is not officially talking about the sales of the Xbox One, but third-party sources are saying they are around the 20 million mark, which is relatively low given that Sony has confirmed the PlayStation 4 has gone past 36 million unit.

Both home consoles will have to add value, either via exclusive titles or new features introduced via firmware updates, to keep sales up and to make sure that the drop in overall value of hardware seen in the recent NPD Group data does not affect the rest of the year.

Source: Softpedia

Tags: computer games, game consoles, Microsoft, Xbox One

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