You Can Now Gift Microsoft Store PC Games As Well

Microsoft expands Xbox One digital game gifting, adds PC games as well

Microsoft expands Xbox One digital game gifting, adds PC games as well

PC digital game gifting is now available in the Microsoft Store, Microsoft today confirmed. Back in mid-2017 Microsoft announced digital game gifting was coming to Xbox One, and they delivered on their promise later that year, but limitations on which games you could gift remained.

Microsoft also confirmed that if users are looking to purchase gifts which are having a discounted price, then they are allowed a maximum of 10 purchases every 14 days.

Newegg is offering a standard Xbox One X console at $490, which is not a massive discount on its own.

Gifting games isn't anything new. You'll be asked for the recipient's email address (PC) or Gamertag (Xbox One).

To gift a game through the Windows 10 version of the Microsoft Store, simply browse to it and select the new Buy as gift option next to the purchase/play button. You can't purchase original Xbox or Xbox 360 games for friends, and you can't buy virtual currency for use in games.

Digital game gifting is a really useful feature, which means you can purchase a game and gift to someone else easily which is now also available on PC by Microsoft. We're not sure if there are even so many games on discount at once to begin with, but it's something to consider. Now, all Xbox One games qualify for digital gifting.

There are also some rules to keep in mind as mentioned below.

Last but not least, gifts can be redeemed only in the country or region where it was bought.

And after celebrating a hugely successful year for the Xbox brand, Microsoft said that the upcoming conference would be "filled with new games".

That does seem like an terrible lot of roadblocks for this feature, but at least you can grab stuff for your friends without resorting to gift cards or store deals.

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