Not to be outdone by Sony, Xbox Corporate Vice President Marc Whitten confirmed on Friday that the Xbox One will be able to remotely download games purchased through smartphones and other devices on the Xbox mobile companion app, just like the PlayStation 4. Earlier this month Microsoft also made moves to allow indie developers more freedom to develop for their home console, something Sony has been touting since announcement the PS4. As we approach the launch dates for the new consoles, their feature lists are closer than ever, especially after Microsoft was pressured to backtrack on some initial announcements that the gaming community found objectionable. Microsoft’s Xbox One will cost $499.99 and its release date is still unknown.

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