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Microsoft's new Xbox controller designed for accessibility leaks ahead of reveal

Microsoft Store Users Can Now Send PC Games as Digital Gifts Microsoft's new Xbox controller designed for accessibility leaks ahead of reveal
Sherri Watson | 15 May, 2018, 00:23

Rather than only being able to give gift cards, select Xbox One digital games and DLC, Xbox Live Gold, and Xbox Game Pass subscriptions could also be gifted.

According to the publisher, Microsoft has sold just shy of 30 million Xbox One consoles so far this generation. Now, Microsoft has removed these restrictions and users can now gift all Xbox One and Microsoft Store PC games digitally.

However, it looks like the new Xbox One controller looks a lot like the old school Nintendo NES gamepad which, even though is not considered a comfortable one, has gone down in the history of gaming as an iconic one. There you'll find a brand new button that says "buy as a gift". Now though you can do more than that - you can send anyone any games that Microsoft sells on its store. The gifting works nearly identical to the way Valve has it setup for Steam.

In November a year ago, Microsoft made a decision to join the 21st century by introducing Xbox One gifting options to the Microsoft Store. The gift will be sent as a code, which can be redeemed by clicking a button.

First, go to the store page for the game that you're interested in.

Gift purchasers can only buy two discounted products - and a total of 10 discounted products - every 14 days.

There are a few limits on gifting worth noting. So if you were hoping to gift some Aussie gamers a banned title, by purchasing it from the North American storefront, think again.