Microsoft has added game gifting to its PC digital store

Pauline Obrien
May 13, 2018

Today, the company announced that PC games and DLC in the Microsoft Store can now be gifted, as well as every Xbox One game. That changes starting today as digital gifting has been expanded to include PC games and DLC, as well as all Xbox One games.

Head over to the Microsoft Store on Windows 10, your Xbox One, or online, navigate to the product that you would like to purchase, select Buy as Gift, and enter the email address of the gift recipient. The feature was well received and PC users were wanting it too, so Microsoft recently announced that it is expanding the service.

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343 Industries and The Coalition are 2 of the most important studios for Microsoft, so it would not surprise us if they are already working on new installments of their star franchises: Halo 6 and Gears of War 5, respectively. This limit is applicable only for gifts on discounted rates but not for products which are available at their full price.

Last year, Microsoft enabled digital gift giving for select Xbox titles and subscriptions using the Microsoft Store. You also won't be able to gift Xbox 360 or Xbox original games to PC players and the product you're gifting can only be redeemed in the same country. We're not sure if there are even so many games on discount at once to begin with, but it's something to consider. As well, the inability to gift pre-orders is an odd stipulation as well, especially considering some games have pre-order bonuses or editions with extra goodies. Xbox One users can also choose a Gamertag.

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There are also some rules to keep in mind as mentioned below. They'll then get a notification with a button they can press to redeem the gift.

"We're hard at work on exciting plans for E3, from what will be a great briefing filled with new games to the fan experience at the Microsoft Theater".

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