Xbox Gifting Begins Rolling Out To Insiders

Xbox Insiders, it was announced today via Mike Ybarra’s, Corporate Vice President of Xbox Program Management at Microsoft, Twitter Feed that Xbox Insiders would gain access to the long anticipated Game Gifting feature. Game gifting has been a highly requested feature from as early as the Xbox One’s original release and now finally Alpha Ring Insiders will have this coveted ability to finally send a copy of their favourite game to their friend, regardless how far away they may live!


Whilst it’s thought the feature will be first rolled out throughout the different insider ring tiers before becoming publicly available, an exact roll out schedule hasn’t been released except that Alpha Ring have been granted this feature as off 9pm 27th October.

From this time you’ll be able to find whatever game it is you wish to gift and click on ‘Buy as gift’ where you’ll be asked either to select the friends Gamertag or provide the email address of the recipient of your gift and then you’ll be able to enter a custom message to go along with your gift, then you process your transaction as normal and your friend will receive either a Xbox Live message or an email with both your message and the download code.


What do you think to this nifty feature? Will you be gifting any games to friends or families? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below.

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