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Microsoft confirms Xbox One can also download games remotely

Published Aug 30th, 2013 5:45PM EDT
Microsoft Xbox One Downloads

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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.

Jacob Siegal
Jacob Siegal Associate Editor

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.