Doesn't look like family sharing was going to be that great after all...

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Doesn't look like family sharing was going to be that great after all...

Post by OneBadHuskerFan on Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:14 am

Good writeup, but this part caught me by surprise.  As usual MS hadn't even mentioned this at all as part of the family sharing program.

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First is family sharing, this feature is near and dear to me and I truly felt it would have helped the industry grow and make both gamers and developers happy.  The premise is simple and elegant, when you buy your games for Xbox One, you can set any of them to be part of your shared library.  Anyone who you deem to be family had access to these games regardless of where they are in the world.  There was never any catch to that, they didn't have to share the same billing address or physical address it could be anyone.  When your family member accesses any of your games, they're placed into a special demo mode. This demo mode in most cases would be the full game with a 15-45 minute timer and in some cases an hour.  This allowed the person to play the game, get familiar with it then make a purchase if they wanted to.  When the time limit was up they would automatically be prompted to the Marketplace so that they may order it if liked the game.

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Re: Doesn't look like family sharing was going to be that great after all...

Post by Atrum on Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:19 am

Ahh, I'm less disappointed about it now then.

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Re: Doesn't look like family sharing was going to be that great after all...

Post by S7 OC on Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:35 am

So dumb

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Post by S7 Coolhand on Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:11 pm

Yeah put that way it soumds nearly identical to the PS4 game demo plan, only with more restrictions.

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Post by S7 K1ll3rKlown on Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:54 pm

yep, not heartbroken now. I can play a demo anytime without asking OC to put me in his family share plan just to play a demo Rolling Eyes.

I thought it was the full monty!

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Post by Atrum on Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:09 pm

Yeah, it sounded pretty awesome. They were like "FULL ACCESS TO GAMES AND DLC!!!" when really it was like "try out some games for an hour"

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Re: Doesn't look like family sharing was going to be that great after all...

Post by DeadSockPuppet on Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:28 pm

Hmmm, more MS shenanigans or douchebaggery?   

Seriously, this was something that I thought was sweet (especially since I didn't have an issue with MS DRM policy) and I was pretty ticked when they dropped it.  However, now, not so much.

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Post by Xpert2010 on Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:39 am

I don't feel as bad about Microsofts change of heart now that I know what the family share plan would have been.  Still disapointed overall about their decision though.

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Post by S7 wonky on Fri Jun 21, 2013 3:48 pm

AtrumX wrote:Ahh, I'm less disappointed about it now then.
hmmm  same if its all true

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Re: Doesn't look like family sharing was going to be that great after all...

Post by DeadSockPuppet on Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:03 pm

And yet again, maybe it was:

http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/06/21/on-xbox-ones-social-network-canceled-family-share-demos

We'll never really know unless MS actually pulls the trigger on the program.

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Re: Doesn't look like family sharing was going to be that great after all...

Post by OneBadHuskerFan on Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:24 am

I see no reason at all that they couldn't still implement it with digital downloads.  It's almost as if MS got pissed and took their ball and went home instead of compromising.  Good thing is there is still time for them to tweak the system if they want.

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Re: Doesn't look like family sharing was going to be that great after all...

Post by S7 OC on Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:57 am

And the could alas add it down the line.

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Re: Doesn't look like family sharing was going to be that great after all...

Post by S7 mrmiller on Sat Jun 22, 2013 1:47 pm

With allowing the used games, I think they have to keep the developers somewhat happy and so they canceled the family share.

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Post by DerangeMaverick on Sat Jun 22, 2013 2:26 pm

Yeah the whole digital share was to begin a transition of buying disc based games for digital downloads to share instead of using disk to push game sharing.

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