It would seem that Microsoft are planning another turnaround with their Xbox One. Following the backlash from consumers regarding the always online and no used games debacle, a few functions were allegedly removed from the Xbox One. One of those included the ‘family share’ function which would have allowed owners of an Xbox One to share games with up to 10 people (supposedly family members).
The function had to be removed as it initially required the always online check to see who owned the game and who it could be shared with, but now Marc Whitten (Corporate VP at Microsoft) has claimed that the function may yet return if there is enough call for it and if they can find a way to bring it back without affecting other things too much.
Sounds to us like something they should have considered from the beginning. It goes without saying that innovation with restrictions is barely innovation. If Microsoft can bring the family share function back without the other restrictions then it begs the question as to why they didn’t consider it before? Still, if they can include family share it will certainly be a tick next to the Xbox One for many, but it could be too late for most.
Source : Gameranx