Xbox One can play games while they're being installed

Microsoft confirms disc-based games will allow for play during install, but did not confirm a similar feature for Xbox Live downloads.

A Microsoft representative has told Polygon that the Xbox One will let users play games while they're being installed onto the console.

The company said that gamers can play disc-based games while they're being installed to the system's hard drive, with all disc-based titles requiring an install.

Microsoft has yet to confirm whether this applies to titles downloaded from Xbox Live.

In a recent interview, Microsoft's chief product officer, Marc Whitten, said that the company has not done enough to communicate the benefits of the Xbox One.

The Xbox One is due for release this November for $500.

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