The Xbox One Could Be Getting A Feature The PS4 Should Have
How to get people fighting: make it about Xbox One versus PS4. I guess I’m the official asshole of the internet now, right? Do I win? Of course not. I know I’m being optimistic when the Sony fanboys already won that one. Anyhow, the story here today is that the Xbox One could be getting a really awesome feature that I have been arguing my lovable PS4 should look into.
That feature is already something EA Access is offering, by means of free game trials. But we all know better than to trust EA with anything at all. It would appear now that Microsoft, however, is working on a feature for Xbox One that would allow Gold subscribers to download and play games for free, for a limited period of time.
I have stressed that PS Plus needs to look into this feature, because it’s an absolutely awesome idea. I maintain that demos are a very poor way to judge a game’s quality, due to the fact that it’s a random slice of gameplay without any context that frames the game in a particular way. However, if you were to get say, the first two hours to play, you could start from scratch, get invested in the story, world or gameplay and naturally suss out whether or not you’d like to continue playing.
I apologise, I got sidetracked a bit there. So, this news came to light becauase a Reddit user, who happened to be taking part in the US beta for the Xbox One, discovered that the game Max: The Curse of Brotherhood was available for free download.
It wasn’t an ordinary Gold offering, as it was listed under a new section called “Free Play Day with Gold,” which sort of suggests that there is a 24 hour play time on offer, similar to some of the gifts Steam offers. But that’s speculation at this point.
The image below was captured by the Reddit user, showing off the game and the Free Play Day thingy.
To add further excitement bubbles to the mix, a tweet was sent out to the official Xbox Support account asking about the new feature, to which it answered “Gotcha. Looks like it is actually. We’ll be in touch here shortly. :)”
If this is true it will definitely be a great feature that hopefully applies to triple A games and not just smaller projects. That said, I will once again reiterate that Sony needs to look into this for PS Plus, because it really would be an amazing feature to have.