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You can now try and unlock game demos on Xbox One

Microsoft has added the ability to download a demo and unlock the full version of the game via Xbox One.


Like it's older sibling, Xbox 360, the new kid on the block now allows users to download an Xbox Live Arcade title as a free demo and then pay to unlock the full version - all with out having to downloading the game again.

"When Xbox One launched you could do game demos and you could do games. But we didn't have the functionality that was on Xbox 360 - that 'trial' experience where you could download a demo and then convert it [to a full version]," Microsoft's ID@Xbox boss Chris Charla told Eurogamer.

"But now we do. In the same way that we update the Xbox One OS every month, they update the development system every month - or regularly, anyway. So that's something that we recently turned on. I don't think we've seen any ID@Xbox games yet that have shipped with trials, but we may well in the future. It's something that's open to everybody."

Along with this announcement comes news that better visibility for ID@Xbox releases is in the works, and more games are coming.

"There are literally hundreds of ID@Xbox games in development right now," said Charla. "Many will be out this year, but still more have been locked in for release further in the future.

"There a lot in development for 2015, and some for 2016, too."

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