Gift-purchasing is now available for all Windows 10 PC and Xbox One digital games.
In October, Microsoft announced game gifting for the Xbox One, allowing users to purchase select games, DLC, Xbox Live Gold subscriptions, and Xbox Game Pass subscriptions for friends and family. Full-priced products have no limits. Finally, the recipient of the gift must be in the same region as the gift-giver.
There might be a few kinks to work out of this system.
Starting today many PC games are available for gifting, and the remaining should become available by May 11.
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The next step is to enter the email address of the recipient.
The code can only be redeemed in the country where it is bought. However, only two discounted products can only be purchased in two weeks and 10 games in total. Xbox 360 and original Xbox games can't be gifted at all.
Microsoft wants Xbox Live and the Windows 10 Store to become go-to destinations for PC gamers, and the cross-platform capabilities of stellar Xbox Play Anywhere titles like Sea of Thieves, Forza, and Gears of War is a juicy carrot indeed. On the other hand, Microsoft confirmed that The Coalition is focused exclusively on Gears of War and recently a store leaked information that seems to indicate that the next installment will be revealed soon. The team over at Microsoft are working on improvements as we speak on making it even more accessible, more plentiful, and without issues.